Plant-based seafood, organic wines and more. Backstage Tales look at the top wellness trends for 2019.
Currently, the plant-based diets and plant-based meat market is on the rise, and sales in 2018 increased by 23%. Dairy products of plant origin currently account for 13% of all milk sales. The logical continuation is the production of plant-based fish. For example, the supermarket chain Whole Foods Market is selling tuna made from beans, containing from 14 to 15 grams of protein per serving. It also contains omega-3 from an extract of algal oil, which therefore corresponds to everything useful in fish.
Organic wines in the spotlight
Organic wines are produced without herbicides or pesticides in organic or biodynamic vineyards. Grapes ferment on their own. No additives are used, except, in some cases, a small amount of sulphur for conservation. When wine is produced without chemical intervention, it becomes better, not only for our body, but also for the environment and the planet as a whole. For example, Dry Farm Wines calls itself “the only health-oriented natural wine club” in the world and offers a variety of biodynamic natural wines obtained from family farms around the world that are tested in the laboratory to guarantee the absence of sulphites in the composition.
In the new year, the focus will be on gadgets for relaxation and recovery both for the body and for the muscles after high-intensity workouts. Experts foreshadow the emergence of “smart” home gadgets and the popularity of express procedures. For example, in 2018 the chiropractor developed the TheraGun home-made handheld simulator, which helps restore muscles for sports professionals. The principle of its work is built on shock therapy that is replacing sports massage. He was already tested by a model Ashley Graham and a swimmer Michael Phelps.
Cryotherapy and infrared beds were presented at the Wellness Exhibition Upgrade Labs in Santa Monica. Martin Tobias, CEO of Upgrade Labs, says that the basis of modern recovery technologies is “vibration, infrared light, compression, extreme cold and warming up”. Last year in America, the first restoration studio ReCover opened. One of the ways to relax in it was to do a NuCalm procedure, a non-drug relaxation system developed at Harvard. It is based on a special acoustic program.
Text: Irina Gorskaia
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