Monday, May 17

Are there really superfoods? – BBC News World


  • Sonia González Solares and María Gómez Martín
  • The Conversation*

Assorted seasonal foods, including kale, spirulina, and avocado

Image source, Getty Images

Caption,

Many new and exotic foods come into vogue.

Each year, as certain seasonal periods approach, some “new and exotic” foods become fashionable.

This is the case with quinoa, goji berries, coconut oil, spirulina, chia seeds, kale, and others.

These promise “an endless list of nutrients”, a “long life” and “iron health”.

What do we mean by the term “superfood”?

Let’s do an internet search for the word “superfood.” In a few seconds we will find more than 4,000,000 matches.


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