Super foods are not that super, KU research showed.
Research by Kingston University’s nutrition department has shown that foods such as broccoli, blueberries, and whole grains may not be as beneficial to health as experts have previously claimed.
For the past decade the health industry has been promoting food like blueberries and goji berries as super foods, but new research has questioned their effectiveness.
Super food does not exist
Doctor Magali Chohan, lecturer in nutrition at Kingston University, said: “There is no such thing as a super food or a food that’s extra healthy for you. In nutrition we know we have to have a balanced diet with all the micro nutrients, vitamins and minerals.”
The new findings from KU researchers showed that herbs such as parsley, rosemary and sage, which are known to have anti-cancer properties, actually have very little impact on the rest of the body.
Despite the results, fruits and vegetables are vital for our system.
According to Dr Chohan: “Eating these fruits and vegetables is still beneficial as they are useful for many reasons, not just the antioxidants but also the amount of fibre.
“If you vary your foods you have a much better chance of getting more varied nutrients.”