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Inside the Concept of Superfoods

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When I see the word superfood, my BS antennae start quivering. Is what follows going to be a wild overstatement of the science behind the health benefits of a particular food? Or an ad attempting to convince me that I simply can’t survive without buying a ridiculous (in my eyes, anyway) product like vitamin-infused water?

But when I recently spoke to some registered dietitians about whether the notion of superfoods is bunk, I was interested to learn that some of these nutrition professionals are actually borrowing the term in a bid to help ‘sell’ people on adding new-to-them, healthy foods to their eating plan.

So — is there actually such a thing as a superfood? And what should you watch for when you see or hear the term being used? To find out, read my latest Good Times health feature: ‘Inside the Concept of Superfoods‘. 

A big thank-you to the three interviewees who so generously shared their time and expertise:

 

For more information on healthy eating, including great recipes, check out dietitians.ca and unlockfood.ca 

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