You may not be eating a ton of healthy food right now (who is, anyway?), but in no time, we'll all be looking to clean up our eating habits for the new year.
So it's fitting that The Canadian Health Food Association, which is the country's biggest trade association for the natural health industry, has rounded up the top natural health trends it expects to see in 2015.
A few are surprising, like increased interest in probiotics and other digestive aids, while others aren't so much, like the continued popularity of pumpkin and fermented foods.
Check out the slideshow below to find out which foods the CHFA expects to pop up in health food stores in the new year.
While coconut oil has been all the rage for awhile now, the CHFA expects other trendy oils to gain popularity. Avocado oil, which has a higher smoke point than olive oil, will become more popular, as well as flax seed oil, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. The more obscure camelina oil, which is also high in mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, is expected to become bigger too.
Foods that promote a healthy gut will become even more prevalent in 2015, according to the CHFA. Expect to see more products containing probiotics, dietary fibre and the amino acid L-glutamine, which also helps boost your immune system.
Foodies need no introduction to kimchi or sauerkraut, but the CHFA expects the fermented foods craze to grow as more people become aware of their digestive benefits. Consumers may see fermented foods appearing in other forms, like capsules, bars and powders.
Our intense love affair with pumpkin won't abate next year, according to the CHFA. It'll show up more often in seed and oil form. It's no wonder: in addition to being versatile and delicious, the gourd is rich in beta-carotene, and its seeds contain vitamins B and E as well as essential fatty acids.
Many countries already have bans or restrictions on the sale or production of genetically-modified foods, according to the Non-GMO Project, and there is growing demand in Canada for GMO products to be labelled. CHFA predicts that more businesses will offer GMO-free foods to appeal to consumers, since labelling is still voluntary in this country.