Superfoods Might Not Be as Healthy as You Think
I know, I know. You’re thinking, “I’m eating my kale salad like a boss and drinking my green juice every day!” And then you read this blog post that’s about superfoods and think, “well, then what am I supposed to eat?” The idea of superfoods is great, but the truth is that they might not be as healthy as you think. Keep reading for more info on why this is so.
Life is full of decisions – some are easy, others not so much. But when it comes to food, you’re usually pretty safe with the basics: fruits and vegetables. However, there’s a lot more out there than just carrots and apples that might seem like an appealing alternative or addition to your diet. Enter superfoods – foods that are high in vitamins and minerals but low in calories. Sounds great, right? The problem is that these types of foods can be harmful to your digestive system because they contain fibers that may increase gas production and bloat. If you want to get healthy without upsetting your stomach too badly, stick with the basics!
People get wrong about superfoods
The two most common misconceptions about superfoods are that they’re always healthy and only found in certain parts of the world. The truth is, not all superfoods are good for you, and some of the most popular “super” foods can be found right here in America. For example, while avocados may have high levels of vitamin C and potassium, but also contain a lot of fat, leading to weight gain if eaten too often. Blueberries are another example- while these little berries might seem harmless at first glance, they have more sugar than an apple!
We all know that eating healthy is important, but sometimes it can be not easy to find the time or motivation. One solution? Eating superfoods! Superfoods are foods with lots of nutrients and vitamins, so they’ll provide you with tons of energy without taking up too much time. So today, I’m going to share some ideas for how you can incorporate more superfoods into your diet in just minutes a day.
Risk factors of superfoods
It’s no secret that many of us want to eat healthy foods to maintain or improve our health, but with so much conflicting information out there, it cannot be easy to figure out which foods are good for us. Plenty of
lists floating around on the internet claiming to rank various plant-based foods as either “healthy” or “unhealthy,” but these lists come from people who have their own biases and often don’t provide.
Some foods are marketed to be “super” or “healthy,” but they might not be all that nutritious in reality. For example, quinoa is often called a superfood because it is gluten-free and contains protein and iron. But there’s no evidence to suggest it has any health benefits over other grains like rice or oats. And while kale chips may look healthier than regular potato chips, they contain more calories per serving than the original chip! So if you’re trying to eat well this year, make sure you know what foods are healthy before eating them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!