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'Superfood' trend combines fresh foods, common-sense choices
'Superfood' trend combines fresh foods, common-sense choices

Practically every celebrity, TV show and magazine related to food or health has come out with a list of "superfoods" we all should be eating. These lists began to appear a few years ago, highlighting common foods that pack a nutritional punch, like sweet potatoes and blueberries. Now, we're told we should be buying things like beet juice, acai berries, kale, quinoa, and chia seeds. Do we really need to scour specialty grocery stores for these so-called superfoods — and pay top dollar — in order to eat healthfully? How do we know which superfoods we need? What are they? When discussing superfoods, it is important to realize it is a non-medical marketing term invented to refer to foods...

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