Super coffee and edible essential oils. Meet the biggest wellness trends for 2018

2017 gave us buddha bowls, tumeric lattes and at least three people we know declaring that were in fact, not veggie, not vegan but ‘flexitarian.’ With only a couple of weeks to go before we say au revoir to 2017 and all its weird and wonderful trends, it’s time to start thinking about what 2018 is going to bring us. Thankfully, the image sharing site Pinterest have done the hard work by analysing their data to determine what we’re all going to be sipping, slurping and ‘gramming next year. Here are the 10 biggest trends to get on-board with… 
Gut health…
With a 251% rise in people saving pins on recipes and recommendations for gut health, the digestive system is big on the health agenda for next year. With gut health having a proven effect on both your physical and mental health, prepare to hear a lot about probiotics.
Air purifying…
If 2017 was all about ‘clean eating’ then 2018 is all about clean air. Saves for ‘air purifier’ and ‘air purifying plants’ are up 270%  Another excuse to up our cacti obsession.
Tai Chi…
Over yoga? Try this ancient form of Chinese martial arts instead. Said to be ‘meditation in motion’ and to improve strength, reduce pain and create whole body harmony, saves for this exercise are up 189%
Edible essential oils…
Yep, it turns out essential oils like lemon and peppermint can in fact be used to flavour dishes. With saves for pins up 689%, there are loads of recipes online, just make sure any oils you use are labelled ‘food grade.’
Self-care staycations…
Forget intense fitness bootcamps, come 2018 it’s all about ‘self care’ with TLC and ‘me time’ high on the agenda. With saves for 537%, prepare to take at least on day off next year for a ‘self care stay.’
Strength training…
For 2018, workouts are set to focus on strength training rather than hitting a target weight. Over 415% more people are searching for strength inspiration and seeing just what their bodies are capable of.
Super coffee…
Turns out ordering a skinny latte is so 2015. Instead in 2018, your go-to barista is going to be inundated with orders for ‘super coffee’ with saves up 218%. Think adding protein powders and superfoods like maca to your caffeine hit.
Lactose-free…
With saves for ‘ghee’ up 155%, dairy free options that still have a rich texture are set to become go-to replacements for traditional butter.

Vegan proteins..

This lifestyle choice is only set to strengthen with saves for ‘plant proteins’ up 417% Expect to see a lot of hemp, quiona and lentils on menus. Plus animal free desserts are set to be popular too with saves for ‘vegan desserts’ featuring coconut oil and flax seeds up 329%
Air fryers…
Bye bye greasy chips. 2018 is gearing up to be the year of the ‘air fryer’ with saves up 1809% Using hot air instead of oil to crisp food, they’re a much healthier option.

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