Value of ‘su­per­foods’

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - FOOD NEWS -

The word ‘su­per­food’ is a mar­ket­ing term rather than a nu­tri­tional def­i­ni­tion. It’s a name given to foods that have been the fo­cus of dis­ease re­search, and while su­per­foods do con­tain high lev­els of nu­tri­ents and often greater amounts of an­tiox­i­dants such as vi­ta­min C, no sin­gle food is ‘super’ enough to stand alone as a dis­ease rem­edy. Cer­tainly, you can’t go wrong in­clud­ing su­per­foods in your diet, but re­mem­ber it’s im­por­tant to have a wide va­ri­ety of fruit, veg­eta­bles and other types of food to en­sure you are get­ting ev­ery­thing you need to keep your­self happy and healthy.

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