BLUFBarely a week goes by without a new superfood trending on social media, promising to deliver astonishing health benefits—but do they really make us healthier?
This article by Cecilia Duong, writing for UNSW Newsroom, makes the following points:
- Recent superfood crazes include quinoa, chia seeds and kale.
- There is no universally agreed definition for ‘superfoods’.
- The term can mislead people into thinking that certain foods have excellent nutritional and health properties.
- No single food group holds the key to better health.
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References from the Web:
- OCT 2020 Are you sure you know what superfoods actually are?—SBS
- FEB 2022 The Top 10 Superfoods, According to More Than 1,100 Registered Dietitians—Real Simple