Some foods recently have been labelled ‘superfoods’ and touted as the next best thing, mostly because someone wants to make some money. Surprise. Though the nutritional values and effects of many foods are helpful, the marketing can be a bit hyperbolic. The kinda-gullible, silver-bullet-seeking, less-than-stellar-scientifically-educated general public is easily swayed with exaggerated claims to health. This article throws some cold water on all the Superfood hype and scientists tell us to calm down a bit when presented with this kind of hype.
Though apparently apples, blueberries, salmon and red wine are pretty darn good for you. YAY! (And avoid orange juice which is mostly sugar, and gluten-replacement products unless you truly are gluten sensitive as determined by a 2-week elimination diet.)