Cannabis and cannabidiol are expected to be a growing trend, in particular when it comes to hemp, says Mirna Sharafeddine, RHN, and Jenni Bourque, RHN, nutritionists from Canada.
Hemp can be used to make several food products, such as hemp seeds and hemp seed oil.
Users say they like the substance’s anti-inflammatory effects.
As research increases, so will our ability to get our hands on hemp-based products, especially ones that can make us healthier, the nutritionists told Healthline.
Whole Foods also listed hemp as a top food trend for 2019.
“Hemp hearts, seeds, and oils are nothing new to food and body care lovers— they’re in everything from waffle mix to dried pastas,” the company stated. “But a new interest in the potential benefits stemming from other parts of hemp plants has many brands looking to explore the booming cannabis biz.”
Whitney Stuart, a registered dietitian nutritionist from Texas, agreed.
“Hemp and CBD will continue to infiltrate products as its researched benefits continue to release,” she told Healthline.