Are Super Foods really super?
By now you have heard the term “Super Foods” and probably assume these magical foods are really good for you. Well I’m going to cut to the chase here and possibly break your heart. Super Foods is just a made up term from a writer in the 80’s for a book he made called Super Foods. In-fact most super foods we acknowledge now are not even in that book and many things in the book we would not put up on the super pedestal.
Even though the term has no real foundation it has manifested it’s own substance. As more people study health and modify their diets we see a migration process of what can stay in the super food realm. For example liver was in there for a while because it has a ton of iron, b12 and folic acid. All really good stuff to have. But when you consider the saturated fats it’s really defeats any health benefits.
Another one was Agave simply because it was ten times sweeter than sugar for the same calories. This was all fine and well until studies showed people would still use the same amount because the quantity was more important than the flavor. I mean you have to cover all your pancakes. So the new winner in the sweetener super section is Stevia and nearly zero calorie surprisingly good sweetener.
The list goes on and I can name pretty scary stuff (think bull balls) that was once labeled super foods but I like focus on the good. So here is a list of the super foods that have survived the years of scrutiny from thousands of other wanna be health bloggers like myself.
Stock up and enjoy better health.
- Blue Berries / Acai
- Kale / Spinach
- Stevia (Simply because it avoids eating sugar)
- Green Tea
- Steel Oats
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Dark chocolate