I typed “superfood” into my browser and got 55 million ‘hits’! What’s a “superfood?” According to the Oxford Dictionary, a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” But, the word is used to promote more than healthy eating — it’s being used to promote and merchandise foods, often combinations of ingredients that can be purchased in a tin or a plastic canister. You’ll see claims for “superfood supplements” that can ‘cure’ you, or “reduce aging,” or “prevent” disease. But, when it comes to food, a single food won’t kill you, nor will it…
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