The Fact Vs. Myth Of Your Favorite Superfoods

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Discovering the secret to a long and healthy life seems to be this century’s form of alchemy. Is it raw eggs and singledom? Purple potatoes? Roach milk? (We really hope it’s not roach milk.)

Over the years, the notion of superfoods have become more and more popular, to the point where it’s now common to overhear a conversation about chocolate-covered açaí berries at Target. “It’s a superfood, after all. It’s got those antioxidants.”

What does that even mean? What does any of this mean? Are the superfoods really all they’re cracked up to be?

Luckily, someone — specifically, the UK’s National Health Service, with the help of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) — has sifted through all the confusing and contradictory data and come up with a pretty comprehensive guide to ten of the most popularly-touted superfoods.

Or, so-called superfoods. Because, as the NHS is quick to point out on the report’s website, “there is no official definition of a ‘superfood’ and the EU has banned health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence.”

So basically:

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