Beets and Blueberries Join Superfood Top 10 List

Dieticians predict we will be eating more beets and blueberries this year to satisfy our hunger for the keto diet favoured by Halle Berry.

Driven by our pursuit for weight-loss and low-carb real foods, the two produce join avocado and exotic fruit like acai and golden berries to make the top 10 list of superfoods.

In a survey by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian, more than 1,300 registered dietitian nutritionists projected what they think the hottest food trends will be in 2019.

They say fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi and miso, will continue to be highly sought-after by consumers for their powerful benefits and subsequently hold onto the number one spot.

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Other items expected to be in lunch boxes and on dinner plates include seeds, ancient grains, nuts, coconut products and non-dairy milks, which knock kale off the number 10 spot.

The top diet trend for last year was clean eating. For 2019, dieticians say keto will be embraced by millennial consumers, followed by intermittent fasting.

“It’s beyond food is medicine,” says Jenna Bell, senior vice president of Pollock Communications. “Now food is the core of wellness.”