What is considered a Superfood? After much research on this topic....Foods considered to be super include those high in omega 3, which is good for the heart, anything high in vitamins. Well that covers many foods doesn't it? Wait there is more.... Garlic contains a compound believed to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, but you would have to eat between seven and 28 cloves of it a day for it to make a real difference. Chili is thought to alleviate pain and inflammation, but again, most people eat only small quantities.
Drum roll please ...the bottom line is!! "There is no official definition of a superfood," says Anna Denny, a nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation. "There isn't a league table and I think it's a media- and marketing-led thing. These foods only play a role if you have a balanced, varied diet. If you don't, you can't just eat some berries in the hope of a quick fix."
A superfood list contains what is known as functional foods. The term was coined in Japan way back in the 80’s to specify foods used to treat different types of diseases. Now it's what is the current “in-thing” among most people.
But don't despair, their is a list of Ultimate Superfood with only 4 foods on that list:
1. Acai - This delicious fruit had been eaten for decades and has higher antioxidant effects than the other similar types of berries like the cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
2. Cod liver oil - Several pharmaceutical companies developed a lot of supplements in capsules containing cod liver oil to prevent heart diseases. Before taking this, it is advisable however to consult first with your doctor especially if you’re pregnant.
3. Sweet potatoes - They one of the ultimate superfoods on the list that has excellent anti-aging effects. They have exceedingly higher contents of beta carotene versus other red potatoes.
4. Yoghurt is another one of the highly recommended ultimate superfood as it has been known to contain high amounts of calcium, protein, and potassium. This food is a healthy way to balance the digestive tracts bacterial environment.
So with no definition... Continue eating Healthy foods and don't worry about the "in thing", Eat healthy foods your taste buds like!!