Take a trip around any supermarket and you’ll see branded “superfoods” everywhere. Foods that claim to nourish your mind, body, and soul. You get sucked into the dream and give them a go. Once cooked you soon realise how…well, not very nice, these superfoods can be. We want to demystify the whole situation and give you a rundown of what these “superfoods” actually do and if they taste any good!
Certainly the tastiest superfood on our list, the Goji berry is sweet, pink, and has has been tied to traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. But does it do anything? Unfortunately not. While they do have vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin A, iron, and other antioxidants, they are only in small quantities. Best stick to fresh fruit.
This juicy green shot might not taste very appetising but apparently, a 30ml shot contains as many nutrients as 1kg of veggies! Unfortunately, this is a textbook myth. While it helps you get some extra goodness in your daily intake, it doesn’t actually count towards one of your 5 a day. Have a cold press smoothie if you want to get that nutrition.
The second berry on our list. Those berries sure do love to be called superfoods! Blueberries have been linked to reduced blood pressure and even alleviate cancer. As you can expect, these claims are not entirely true. Blueberries are however low in calories, high in nutrients, and have an antioxidant capacity much higher than vitamins C or E. So, maybe not a superfood but it’s definitely a super berry.
This superfood isn’t new but it is still hailed as the best. Not only does it turn a simple pasta dish into something amazing, it also has proven to reduce cholesterol. That’s right, garlic is a superfood! Even the NHS notes that it is helpful if you have a common cold. Plus, it contains vitamins C and B6, manganese, selenium and other antioxidants. However you lie garlic; chopped, mashed, crushed, pop into in everything for a superfood kick!