How “super” are superfoods?

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Despite the health benefits of such foods like blueberries, kale and broccoli the term “superfoods” is thought to be, by many researchers, nothing more than a marketing tool.  The criticism is that, when consumers see or hear the term “superfood” it may prompt them to buy and therefore eat one kind of food over another.  Also, many so-called super-foods and super-juices can be highly processed and loaded with added sugars.

What I have found over the years of working in health education is that the ideal diet is one that is largely plant-based (preferably organic or pesticide free), which includes a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats.

This article “Do ‘superfoods’ really exist?” talks a bit more about this? Read the article and let me know what you think?

What do you think?