This year’s biggest healthtrends, according to top wellness gurus

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Eating clay and sipping on bulletproof coffee are just some of the trends you’ll be embracing in 2017.

Photo: Instagram @melissaambrosini @brownpapernutrition

Do you remember when capoeira was like the coolest thing to do? Then there was Zumba and Crossfit – all of which we still love dearly. But what’s next?

We decided to do some research by asking the gurus of the Australian wellness community what they think will emerge victorious as the best 2017 health and fitness trends.

You might find yourself on one of these bandwagons this year(written as we sip on our bulletproof coffee).

Bulletproof coffee

“It’s made with non-mouldy ‘Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee Beans’, grass-fed butter, and Brain Octane Oil, blended to give you an unfair advantage,” says Master Your Mean Girl author Melissa Ambrosini. Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof Coffee, has heralded Brain Octane Oil as the miracle way to get fast energy without the crash. At a molecular level, it has a shorter chain than other fats such as coconut oil, meaning it can be converted to energy much more quickly, speeding up your metabolism and cognitive function. Not to mention that normal coffee beans are plagued with mycotoxins (mould toxins) that can rob you of the coffee’s peak energy performance.

Eating clay

“I have discovered bentonite clay and fossil shell flour (diatomaceous earth) recently,” says Brown Paper Bag owner and nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill.

These superfoods essentially work as a vacuum for your digestive system, attracting bacteria, fungi, parasites and toxicity and eradicating them from your system.

 “I think we’ll see more of these types of ingredients to support digestive health become more mainstream very soon. From my point of view, I hope we see them, because the foundations of health stem from the gut and the more people understand how to nurture and nourish it the better.”

Pilates to help injuries or complement your workout

“I’m right into my Pilates at the moment. It’s helping with all my past kickboxing and neck injuries,” says Healthy Chef founder, Teresa Cutter. “These days I’m more about being good to myself and not thinking I have to do a hardcore sparring session in the gym.”

More Smurf, turmeric and mushroom lattes

“The increasing open mindedness of fitness/health nuts is what excites me the most,” says Matcha Maiden owner Sarah Holloway. “It’s not one particular trend that I’m looking forward to, but the general trend towards being ready for anything. The great response to our crazy menu at Matcha Mylkbar [the cafe Holloway owns in Melbourne] is a good example of this and I can’t WAIT to continue pushing people beyond their comfort zones with new ingredients and recipes!”

Yoga will always be on trend

“I have started to get back into yoga after a two year break.” says skincare brand milk & co. co-owner Lindy Klim. “I feel that it’s helped me a lot so I’m really looking forward to getting back into it fully next year.”

Written by Cassandra Green and originally published at bodyandsoul.com.au

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