Don't let the name fool you. Not all superfoods are scientifically proven. Some of it can even make your condition even worse, some are useless and some should be taken with precaution. Take a look at this list and rethink about consuming these so called superfoods again.
Coconut oil is probably one of the best known super food on this list. It is known to aid weight loss, brain health, thyroid function, brain health and so much more. Like table salt, coconut oil can be considered as a super food when used as a substitute for olive oils or other cooking oils. Coconut oil like any other oil are full of calories, so people who are trying to lose weight should consider this when consuming or using coconut oil.
Raw milk or unpasteurized milk is believed to prevent asthma, prevent cancer and aid in digestion, The American Academy of Pedriatics says otherwise. According to them, children and pregnant women should avoid raw milk and opt for its pasteurized counterpart. Raw milk can cause severe illnesses and should be banned.
Unlike table salt, it is tastier and looks better. It is also known to contain magnesium, calcium and potassium. Sea salt can be considered as a great alternative to table salt, but not a super food. It has the same amount of sodium as your regular table salt. That is just about it, no super effects whatsoever.
It has always been known that Ginkgo Biloba is great for the brain and memory up until now. But research has shown it does nothing for the memory and a study also revealed that it also caused cancer in lab animals.
When browsing through the rows in the supermarket you'll find a product with labels like antioxidant fortified or rich in antioxidant. Is having too much antioxidant good for you? Well, if you want to get your antioxidants, get them from a natural source. Opt for veggies or fruits that are high in antioxidant instead of processed food.
We've all heard of wheatgrass at some point. Wheatgrass is considered a superfood because of its high nutrients but according to the Australian magazine Women's Health and Fitness it shouldn't be considered as a "superfood". Wheatgrass has a lot of nutrients but isn't up to par to its other vegetable equivalents.
Source: Health Digezt
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