What's so super about super foods?
The selling point of superfoods is not so much their taste but the extent to which they will enhance your health if you eat them. It is not qualities that are mere add-ons, like fortified cereals, but the quality apparently comes from deep within them.
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Marketing and promotion of the first identified superfood, the banana, originated during World War I when the United Fruit Company started promoting it as being:
Later The American Medical Association further promoted bananas to be a staple of a child’s diet, fueling the banana diet craze.
Many natural foods are heavily marketed as Superfoods, resulting in exponential sales.
The foods are often promoted as a must-have product, that is helpful in preventing many lifestyle diseases and health problems. It is a good idea to enjoy a varied diet instead of buying in the hype.
Bananas and grapes are delicious fruits but they contain high amounts of fiber and natural sugar (fructose). When we eat these fruits it can give us a sugar spike or commonly known as sugar rush.
You can still eat them but eat them sparingly and try other variants of fruit instead.
If you're opting to go on a low sugar diet, dried fruits may not be the best suitable choice for you.
Dried fruit is a great snack as long as you're aware of how much of it you are eating. It's packed with nutrients but the drying process removes the water and concentrates a lot of the sugar in a small bite.