Although these fairy tales are actually based on real-life research, everything has limitations. First of all, let’s highlight the fact that measuring a single food’s effect on our systems is a tricky one. According to the NHS, there are several so-called “confounders”, which are personal factors that also influence our health and length of living. Since eliminating the effects of all confounders is impossible, finding a health improvement isn’t directly related to consuming a certain food. Therefore, we really shouldn’t build our lives around eating cabbage to avoid cancer.
Lastly, despite Jessie J telling us “it’s not about the money”, it really is. All these cancer-curer and calorie-burner superfood headlines are working in favor of some retailers to make you spend your monthly salary on goji- berries and matcha lattes.
DO IT RIGHT!
Let’s get on the positive side now. In spite of all the fake claims, most of these superfoods are actually really healthy. If you check the nutrition info, and they are full of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, you certainly won’t go wrong with having them in your diet. If you balance them well, they will help in keeping your life on a healthy track. In addition, besides gaining 10 new followers, you can definitely spice up your daily meals with some of them. For instance, I am absolutely crazy about chia seed pudding, which might not reduce the chance of heart disease, but is definitely delicious, super filling, and can make my mornings more special than the usual oatmeal-yogurt combination.
Written By Lilla Laczo