Super foods, what a scam. As a nutritionist, I follow food trends to know what my clients will talk about. The biggest question I get is about the latest super food to cure their problem.
And I tell them it’s bull, it’s a fraud, it’s a scam. There aren’t enough words to describe how totally bogus super foods are.
Now, I’m not saying these foods are unhealthy, lack nutrition, or are bad. Quite the opposite. I think you should include them in your diet.
Include, not replace.
All vegetables, fruits, herbs, and meats contain thousands of individual nutrients that make the food unique and healthy. Some, like blueberries, contain more of certain compounds that help your metabolism be more efficient or help heart disease.
What they don’t tell you in these reports is how much you need to eat just to get a medicinal dosage.
When it comes to blueberries, you need to eat about 1 pound (1/2kg) every single day. Do you realize how much that is and how much it will cost?
At 1 pound per day, 7 days a week, at $4 per pound, that’s $28 just for berries. Nearly 30 bucks just to eat berries.
Now, blueberries are a strong laxative after about 1/2 lb. You now need to eat lots of carrots and cabbage to counter that – so add even more money and time.
And on top of that, you still need to get in more variety of vegetables in order to stay in balance.
I calculated it out (it took 2 pieces of paper, so I won’t bore you), it would coast $112 per week just in vegetables and you would need to eat nearly 6 pounds of vegetables every day to maintain your health. Since that is 3 times the amount of food you should eat for the day, you now need to exercise nearly 5 hours per day just to work off the food you eat.
So the ridiculousness of it now?
So, turn to pill. Remember, these super foods contain nutrients that are biologically active, so it takes a lot of work to get them in pill form. Thus, pill are more expensive.