Yet, another year had opened its doors for all of us! Giving us another chance to start anew and make things better in our lives. Most people would always think about New Year’s resolution. It may be common that they will think about how they would make their health better. Some will start by saying, “I’ll start dieting today!” Be proud of yourself as you take the leap towards healthy lifestyle! As one famous saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
To start with, here are some fitness, lifestyle and nutrition trends that will be circling around in 2012:
According to an article made by the American Council on Exercise, people are getting more and more into being active. On the other hand, they still need a support group in doing physical activities. Fun Runs, Group Exercises may still be “in” this year.
A write up from the American Dietetic Academy also reveals that dietitians are now also emphasizing on the use of less salt and more of herbs and spices for flavor. Another is an increase of intake of fruits and use of fruits as natural sweeteners. Probiotics and Omega 3 are some of the trending ingredients. Digestive health is still a concern this year. Experts say that the digestive system must always be in the best shape and performance. That’s why whole grains will still be very recommended in personal diets. Products with whole wheat flour and other grains are still under the limelight. According to a study by FNRI, Filipinos still do not achieve the required daily dietary fiber requirement; this can be attributed to the lifestyle that should constantly be fast and convenient. The choice of food is also being compromised, especially in urban areas. Gardenia understands this intensely that is why it offers a wide range of products that contains dietary fiber that will surely be of help in the journey toward healthy lifestyle. 2012 is a great time to taste all the healthylicious breads of Gardenia such as, High Fiber Whole Wheat Bread and High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf for digestive health and weight management; Slim n’ Fit Wheaten Bread with L-carnitine for the figure conscious, Sugar Free 12 Grain Loaf for diabetics; Honey Oat Loaf for a healthy heart; and High Calcium Milk Bread for strong bones and teeth.
Consumers are also getting smarter over the years. They research about the product before actually purchasing it. They do not want to be deceived by false claims.
Reading and understanding Nutrition Facts will also be one trend in 2012.
True, that nutrition education is a challenge in our country. But this year, consumers and their lifestyles will make it a little bit easier. Consumers turn to the digital world to look for information and even food channels to know more about healthy eating. The technologies of some mobile phones or tablets even have applications to keep track of their exercise and diet.
Wellness will continue to be a big word this year. People have changed their perception of how wellness is defined; as not only about exercise and diet but also creating the BEST versions of themselves. 2012 is to living a balanced lifestyle through moderation and not deprivation; whether food, exercise, career, relaxation or fun.
Gardenia will continue the advocacy of living a healthy lifestyle and to encourage more Filipino consumers to be Tagged Healthy!
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