While the word “superfood” was first used in the early 20th century, its use has reached a fever pitch in the last decade.

As people seek out healthier diets and lifestyles, marketers have responded, trumpeting claims of an improved immune system, higher brain activity, or reduced risk of cancer and other diseases.

Powerful stuff, if true – but which superfoods live up to the science of their claims and which are merely good marketing?

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As people seek out healthier diets and lifestyles, marketers have responded, trumpeting claims of an improved immune system, higher brain activity, or reduced risk of cancer and other diseases. Powerful stuff, if true – but which superfoods live up to the science of their claims and which are merely good marketing?
  • nubwaxer

    i ate walnuts and 90% cacao dark chocolate for a couple of months but now i can’t even think about eating them. to me fruit is like medicine and vegetables are torture.