They are a fountain of youth, a cure-all, a panacea; they can make you smarter, more beautiful, thinner; they can improve your memory, your eyesight and fight cancer.
What are they? SUPERFOODS!
At least that’s what the advertising world would have us believe. There is no scientific definition of the term but it certainly has become a buzzword of late. If you look on the Internet or on magazines racks you can find lists of supposed life changing foods… top five, top 10, top 20 with no two lists being alike but all claiming that these foods have virtually magical health-giving properties.
Some that appear frequently are açai berries, salmon, green foods, blueberries, nuts, flax seeds, red wine, green tea, avocados, yogurt, beans, whole grains, the alliums (onions, garlic, shallots etc.), sweet potatoes and pomegranates. Then there are apricots, cinnamon, eggs, kiwis, quinoa, cherries, hot peppers and sprouts, etc.