What are superfoods? Video offers answers

You’ve probably heard the term “superfoods” thrown about by the media and online, with all sorts of promises attached. While superfoods don't cure ailments like cancer, they can offer various health benefits, such as providing additional nutrients and fiber.

Superfoods are healthy foods that have been proven in research to be beneficial to a person's diet. Some examples of superfoods are green tea, blueberries, dark chocolate/cocoa, kale, pomegranate, almonds and acai berries.

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What are "superfoods"? - Penn State Hershey Project Health

You've probably hear the term superfoods on television. Superfoods is a term used by the media. But what they essentially are is healthy foods that provide your body with beneficial nutrients. Superfoods are food that are not a cure for cancer or weight loss. But they are healthy foods that you can incorporate into a healthy diet. They have phytochemicals, antioxidants and minerals. And along with exercise and a healthy diet, can help you achieve your health goals. Some of the foods that dietitians recommend are green tea, blueberries, pomegranates, dark chocolate, almonds and acai juice. Even broccoli and salmon are considered superfoods.

 

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Last Updated January 30, 2014