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?

Superfoods Infographic

 

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Colin is a writer, journalist and freelance designer based out of Hamilton, Ontario. His writing has appeared on Geekword.net, Aesthetic Magazine Toronto, and the Oakville News. When not hard at work, Colin loves to travel, and has backpacked all over Latin America, the United States and China.