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What makes food 'super'? A closer look at the health claims behind the buzzword
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What makes food 'super'? A closer look at the health claims behind the buzzword

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Is there a hotter nutrition term than “superfood”? The word typically refers to foods with particular health benefits, but is this merely a marketing term, or is there actually science behind these superfoods?

“There is no legal definition of ‘superfood,’ but the broadest definition is it’s a food that has extraordinary nutritional benefits,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D.N., C.S.S.D., author of “The Superfood Swap.”

She defines superfoods as foods that deliver phytochemicals— compounds in plants that benefit the plant while it’s growing, but have benefits for us when we eat them — vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and other components that help our bodies thrive.

“I love the term ‘superfood’ because it implies some foods are better for you than others, which is true. I say, all foods fit, but some fit better than others,” she said.

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111cc彩票下载安卓Instead of looking to the rainforests of South America or the mountains of Tibet for the next superfood, why not look to your backyard — or your local farmers market and grocery store? The superfoods you’ll find there aren’t new or the beneficiaries of a major marketing campaign, but they’re no less healthful.

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111cc彩票下载安卓One purported health benefit attached to many superfoods is that they offer protection against metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal cholesterol levels — that increases your risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, these claims are frequently not strongly supported by scientific evidence, especially not by controlled human intervention trials.

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