Welcome to highlights of the London Health Show 2016 that took place this week at Olympia London.The London Health Show 2016. A great forum to stay up-to-date on the latest health trends! Click To Tweet
The London Health Show 2016 Event
The show organisers describe the event as the, “ The leading expo for the UK’s booming health and wellness industry,” and the show did not disappoint.
The event offered networking opportunities, exhibitor stands, live demonstrations and informative seminars on leading market trends and new products for the wellness sector—just some of which I’ve highlighted below.
Health and Food Supplement Trends (Seminar)
“Health and food Supplement trends for 2016” held by Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at the NutriCentre. Shona predicted trends leading towards natural products and clean lifestyles throughout 2016.
One example is the trend away from supplement consumption from traditional tablet form into more consumer desired sprays and powders. Sprays and powder can increase bioavailablilty and absorption vs many current tablet forms.'Souping' is the new juicing! Click To Tweet
Shona also described the increasing trend towards making healthy soups as compared to juicing with fruit, which tends to have a higher level of natural sugar content.
Eating for Younger looking skin (Seminar)
Another informative seminar for me was held by Christine Bailey, Media nutritionist and chef, her topic was “Eat to get Younger-Skin Ageing” Informative concise advise on foods to help reduce collagen loss and maintain skin plumpness and fullness. As well as the importance of vitamin D in skin quality which needs to be balanced with the destructive free radical effect of ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure.
A highlight was the busy Live Demo Area which provided a great opportunity to see the latest products and services for the healthy living and wellness industry.
The demonstrations ranged from dynamic Zumba and jumping fitness to exotic belly dancing. However, the Live Demo Area wasn’t just for the companies presenting—it even included fun participation for courageous attendees!
Cow’s milk…Goat’s milk…Camel’s milk?
I had my first taste or camel’s milk at the show this year and was pleasantly surprised. It tastes similar to cow’s milk but offers some benefits for people unable to tolerate cow’s milk.
The informative seminars (my favourite part of any expo), exhibitor stands and activities featured the London Health Show made it a valuable event. I’ll definitely be back again next year!