As it gets closer to winter we may start looking for the latest superfood to keep us healthy. Or when January comes and> the world seems to be on a “detox” and> eating all the superfoods! But in reality is there such a thing as a Superfood?
When we talk about Superfoods what we are really talking about is Nutrient Dense foods. The Oxford Dictionary defines a Superfood as food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and> well-being. And of course there are going to be some foods that contain more nutrients than others. People are not necessarily wrong then when they claim certain foods to be super. Chia Seeds are full of calcium and> omega 3 adding them into your oats isn’t going to be a bad thing. Blueberries are full of vitamins and> antioxidants so are a great addition to your diet.
The term superfood however is little more than a marketing ploy. Yes it’s just an easy way for brand>s to market their products. The good old staples like carrots; broccoli or even tomatoes are over looked as we reach for the nearest superfood instead. They are however very nutrient dense foods and> as such could be deemed as superfoods themselves.
Whilst I am not a qualified Dietician or Nutritionist it seems there is no real evidence to support the presence of Superfoods. Or the claim that one food particular food will keep us healthy or stop illnesses. Therefore when it comes to staying healthy it’s best not to concentrate on any one food in the hope it will work miracles. A healthy balanced and> varied diet will always win.