What are Superfoods really?

Chia seeds, Açai or Goji berries: The supply of exotic foodstuffs in which particular effects can be attributed to the health or well-being is great. The German cancer research center (Deutsches krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) has now come to the judgment that it is in many of these Superfoods to be a sham.

So-called Superfoods to protect against cancer, more powerful, or slow the aging process. Dr. Susanne Weg-Remers, head of the cancer information service of the DKFZ, but would advise to skepticism: "Individual foods, the ,Superfoods‘ run, can contribute to a varied diet. You can, however, protect against diseases such as cancer, lacks any scientific basis."

The term Superfood is neither clearly defined nor protected by law. He should suggest to consumers that these foods have special ingredients that health and well-being affect. Often it is exotic food, not, however, contain health-promoting nutrients than native foods, which are get on your doorstep and not leave behind: green cabbage, Beetroot, local berries, carrots, onions, Apples, whole grain products, and Flaxseed – they all provide plenty of nutrients and fiber.

The European food information (EUFIC) came to the conclusion that it is better to eat instead of a handful of exotic Superfoods prefer to use as many different local varieties of fruit and vegetables. A predominantly plant-based diet is not disease only to protect against chronic diseases such as Diabetes and heart, but also by the European code against cancer recommends: at Least 400 grams of fruit, vegetables and legumes should be consumed in addition to whole grain products daily. On sugar and fat foods and drinks as well as ready – to-rich foods not better. Further, it is advantageous, the consumption of meat to 500 grams per week, as well as the salt to six grams per day limit.


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