A New Year provides us all with a fresh start, and if 2017 is going to be the year in which you shed those extra pounds, start a new fitness regime, and overhaul your diet with the latest superfood trends, now is definitely the time to put your plans in motion, and start working towards a healthier, happier you!

As always in January, health gurus, fitness fanatics, and nutritional experts from across the world compile their lists of the very latest food, exercise, and health trends for the coming year, and if you want to be fit and fabulous in 2016, these Top Healthy Alternatives Trends from a health advisor to phoenixpermaculture.org could be just what you need to kick-start your new lifestyle…

Healthy Food Trends for 2017

Fast food is out, and plant based diets are in for 2016, and so it’s time to ditch those calorie-laden pizzas, burgers and Chinese takeaways, and fill your fridges with delicious berries, gorgeous greens, whole grains, quinoa, fresh fruits, edamame beans, black rice, nuts, and just about anything else that is free from animal products.

A healthy alternative to a traditional diet, Plant Based Diets can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure, and avoid certain cancers that have been linked to animal foods.

Best Fitness Trend for 2017

If you are tired of the treadmill, and looking for a new and exciting fitness trend for 2016, it’s time to HIIT! High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is taking the fitness world by storm, with professional athletes, sports pros, models, and celebrities turning to this aerobic and anaerobic training technique, which tones, strengthens, and burns more fat and calories than just about any other workout.

Not for the fainthearted, HIIT is a high-intensity workout that includes bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods. This gets the heart pumping and burns more calories than regular aerobics classes.

Wellness Trends for 2017

If you want to improve yourself from the inside out, it’s time to get ‘Alkaline’ in 2016. Scientists believe that many diseases cannot exist in a pH balanced body, and so many health professionals are recommending that we monitor our pH (potential of hydrogen) levels to ensure we are constantly in an alkaline state.

We can test our pH with strips (available to purchase online) that you simply place in your mouth for two to three seconds before comparing it against a chart. It may sound simple, but those processed foods that we know and love are highly acidic, and so if you want a pH balanced body in 2016, it’s time to change your diet.

Beauty Trends for 2017

If you have finally conceded that anti-wrinkle creams just don’t work, you will be pleased to know that there are some new options available in 2016, and none of them involve needles, botulinum or fillers!

Beauty products that you can drink are going to be the biggest trend in the coming year, so you can fight aging, acne, and other skin conditions from the inside out, with beauty beverages bursting with nutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, and superfood ingredients such as Rhodiola Rosea.

A refreshing alternative to expensive face creams and invasive treatments, beauty boosting beverages offer the perfect balance of skin care and nutrition.