One in ten people believe that 'superfoods' can prevent cancer despite their being no medical evidence, health experts have revealed.
term 'superfood' has no scientific definition but it is often bandied
around and applied to foods with a specific health benefit giving the
public a false expectation of the benefits.
new research, commissioned by Bupa, has revealed that 11 per cent of
Britons think it can prevent cancer and many believe that there are more
health benefits to 'superfoods' than eating a balanced diet.
Christina Merryfield, Lead Dietician
at Bupa's Cromwell Hospital, said: 'The term 'superfood' is misleading
as there is no clear definition and many of the supposed health claims
are vague or not fully substantiated.
'Some so-called 'superfoods' like pomegranate juice and almonds can be
good for you as part of a balanced diet, but giving them such a heroic
sounding name confuses the public and can cause worse diet choices as
people mistakenly believe they can 'undo' the damage caused by unhealthy
Source - Daily Mail