‘Superfoods:’ Fad or Fact?

What are superfoods?

Currently, there is no set scientific definition for what counts as a superfood trusted source. Generally speaking, the term describes foods rich in nutrients and known to offer significant health benefits.

Superfood products are ubiquitous in the wellness world. For example, typing superfood into a well-known e-commerce search engine offers page after page of products branded as superfoods, including coffee creamers, green tea powders, dried fruits, and supplements, some of which are prohibitively expensive.

Many health experts are wary of the term superfood and for good reason. There is no set definition of the word and no regulations surrounding the use of the term on packaging labels.

Because of this, there is no guarantee that a product with the superfood label offers any special health benefits or contains certain nutrients.

The Bottom Line

Even though there is no set definition of a superfood, there is no denying the health benefits of some foods labeled as superfoods, such as berries, citrus fruits, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and green tea.

While incorporating foods that are considered superfoods into the diet is likely to benefit overall health, it’s important to focus more on the overall quality of the diet rather than on specific foods.

Consuming a nutritious, balanced diet that is especially rich in vegetables and fruits, no matter if they carry the superfood label or not, is one of the best ways to promote health and reduce the risk of various health conditions.

Source: Medical News Today

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