1. Food and nutrition customized to you
Did you know, in 2019, that there are over 87,000 combinations
of drinks you can order at Starbucks? Well, that's just the beginning of personalized food, folks! Specialty brands, like Three Trees
(dairy-free 'milk') and Memento
(nootropic/ketogenic creamer,) are just a few examples of yummy products tailored to specific dietary needs. Big food companies are learning that a one-size-fits-all approach is not applicable anymore, and will be adapting to fit more of their offerings into the vegan, keto, gluten-free, etc. buckets. Keep an eye out for significant changes on your grocery shelves as more products made just for you come to market.
You will need to look no further than your genes to find out what foods are best for your body. While 23andme
democratized the self-administration of genomic tests, companies like genopalate
are taking things a step further by offering personalized eating plans based on your genes. And if you haven't heard, Viome
(and a plethora of other gut-based research companies) now provide specific nutrition advice and microbiome supplements based on the microorganisms in your stomach. Similarly, Nourished
will 3-D print personalized vitamins based on your body's unique needs and health priorities.
Personal health data (that you don't need a doctor for) combined with more options at the grocery store should help make us healthier, more informed food decisions in this next decade.