Food Fashion – Out With New and in With the Ancient
Despite the fast-paced world we live in, a lot of my patients show a growing desire to go back to basics, and experience foods and rituals that have a long history and dedication behind them. And it seems the trend is not just about making healthier choices either, folk are looking back in time for great flavours too. This year a Culinary Forecast from top chefs listed ancient grains in their top 20 foods in 2015, with over two-thirds (69%) of participants calling them out as a “hot trend”.
Not only are ancient grains becoming the modern day necessity to any health conscious meal but many are still planted and harvested using the same methods employed from thousands of years ago so offer environmental benefits too. Some have become a firm favourites amongst celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow who reportedly swear by eating ancient grains to keep their body in shape and their skin glowing.
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Source: The Huffington Post
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