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86. Top Nutrition Trends 2023
Episode 862nd January 2023 • Foodtrainers • NOVA Media
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Happy new year! Every year we like to take some time to highlight the trends we notice in health and nutrition, and 2023 is no different. Here’s some of what we’ve noticed taking the nutrition world by storm:


Chronobiology means more or less the science behind the best times to do certain things. A good place to start looking into this is with Dr. Satchin Panda’s books, The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight and The Circadian Prescription: Get in Step with Your Body's Natural Rhythms.

Forbes talks about something they’ve called the AARP special — eating dinner at 5 PM. Time Magazine also has an article about how For New Yorkers, 6 p.m. Is the New 8 p.m. Late dinners adversely affect your sleep and your weight, so this is a positive trend that makes sense.

Movement Snacks

This is also from a Forbes article, in which they’ve penned the trend of a “movement snack.”

This is about making your exercise snack size — maybe do 15 minutes in the morning, 15 at night. There’s research to support breaking things up being equally as beneficial as a whole long workout. Maybe a movement snack is better than a snack snack.

Avocado Oil

This relates to the increasing awareness of seed oils (we had an episode last season, episode 84). Avocado oil is a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point that acts as a good replacement for canola or grapeseed oil.


Personalization is the future of nutrition and just the new approach to health. Devices such as Oura Ring, Apple Watch, and Continuous Glucose Monitoring provide personal data you can use to customize your health routines. That’s why our nutrition advice differs from client to client, because everyone reacts differently.

Alternative Pastas

Whole Foods predicts different produce will pop up in the pasta aisle soon — noodles made from spaghetti squash, hearts of palm, and green bananas just to name a few.

DIY Spa-ing

This isn’t just about face masks or creams but devices. Joovv red light therapy is one we’ve seen (and used) that keeps coming up, and NuFACE is a microcurrent facial tool we see on social media. In addition to face spa-ing there are sleep tools: Oura Ring, Chilisleep, and Loop earplugs.


We mentioned Ozempic last year as a trend and certainly continues to be. We’ll have more to say about this — we’re not against it — but expensive injections aren’t for everyone, nor is a weight loss pharmaceutical. Remember both yerba mate and probiotics act on the same receptor as this med.

That’s it for our top trends of 2023, but as a bonus, we are curious about trampolining and Kion amino acids, as well as increasing protein intake. We’ll be sure to touch on several of these throughout the year, especially as more information comes up.

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