'Superfood' myths

One in ten people believe that 'superfoods' can prevent cancer despite their being no medical evidence, health experts have revealed. 
The 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. 
The 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 foods. 

Source  - Daily Mail 

1 comment:

  1. I still think varied and 'bio' or 'organic' is best.