What is Superfood?
The term superfood incorporates all food that has a high concentration of essential nutrients which are proven to have health benefits. The term has been often misused for marketing purposes, but now there are restriction applying to EU countries requiring them to comply with legal requirements if they want to label their products as ‘superfood’.
The nutritionists are still a bit apprehensive about the misuse of the term. Especially after 2007 the label ‘superfood’ was used to boost sales of certain exotic fruits, while diet experts warned that the fact that certain foods are bursting with a group of nutrients does not mean that they are excessively good for us or that our bodies can store the whole amount of nutrients we supply.
Currently the most popular examples of superfood include blueberries, apples, baked beans, broccoli, salmon, olive oil and brazil nuts. Superfood contains considerably more healthy nutrients than normal food, helps to prevent diseases, increases immunity system and helps to maintain a healthy diet. Incorporating superfood in your diet does not need to mean shopping for exotic fruit or stocking up pills which claim to have concentrated content of super nutrients. Just remember the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
Further resources: to find more about superfood try this book by David Wolfe