What’s this month’s superfood? Soy? Berries? Qinoa? Red wine? Green tea? There’s always a new one.
Of course these foods are good for you. That’s why they’re called superfoods. But the myth is that you can eat a basically unhealthy diet, add in a few superfoods and live forever. That’s not how it works.
A healthy diet isn’t one where 10% is super and the other 90% is crap. A healthy diet focuses on the 90% and makes sure that it consists of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, healthy oils, lean meat and fish. Get that right and the other 10% isn’t so important.
But that’s not what health magazines or wholefood supermarkets want you to hear.
The myth of the superfood is a powerful one, because like many myths it’s based around the idea of a hidden secret. Hey – read this magazine article. It tells you about this new superfood that nobody else has even heard of. Yeah, it’s grown in a single farm in the Andes and imported by desert nomads along secret pathways known only to this one ancient tribe, and then mixed with berries from the dingdong plant from the Himalayas. You can buy it in a few specialist shops, but if you want the pure form you have to order it from this website at $90 with free shipping worldwide and a bonus organic kaftan for new customers.
Where was I? Oh yeah, the superfood. Eat and drink superfoods by all means. I’m particularly fond of green tea and red wine. But make sure the rest of what you eat is healthy too.