Just like anything else in society, from hairstyles to clothing, food also gets hype and popularity.
As we wrap up 2019, we look at foods that were very popular this year. According to Jessica Booth on the Red Book, these are the foods.
2019 was the year vegan food became cool instead of inconvenient. Plant-based meats and burgers became more and more common-even fast-food chains like Burger King started selling them.
CBD-infused food and drinks
The CBD industry boomed this year, and it was more than just supplements, oils, and sleep aids. CBD-infused foods and drinks appeared everywhere.
If you follow Instagram's wellness community at all, then you've heard of bone broth. This super healthy elixir took on a life of its own in 2019. People added it to soups and other foods or just drank it plain.
Paper straws and other eco-friendly packaging
2019 put a huge focus on climate change and the little changes we can all make to try and be more sustainable. One of the most popular changes was to opt for eco-friendly packaging whenever possible, as well as eliminating plastic straws in favor of paper or metal straws.
Matcha continued to enjoy its moment in the spotlight. The bright green, highly caffeinated green tea is often seen as a healthier alternative to coffee. It's a little complicated to make on your own, but it's worth the trouble.
In keeping with the wellness theme of 2019, natural sugar alternatives took over. Added white sugar is becoming less and less popular as the many unhealthy side effects of it become more widely known.