Episode 16: Superfoods [show notes]

In Episode 16, we discuss another bustling nutrition and marketing fad known as SUPERFOODS. Can adding one food into your diet make all the difference in your life and health? Will swimming in green tea while eating an acai bowl and smelling kale make you even more awesome? In today’s episode, we take a look at the some of the science, marketing, and culture around superfoods.

Sources:

Spirulina: http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/0117p8.shtml

Guardian article on superfoods: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/aug/29/truth-about-superfoods-seaweed-avocado-goji-berries-the-evidence

Natural Medicines Research Collaboration (not accessible to the general public): https://naturalmedicines-therapeuticresearch-com.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=1224#scientificName

Chia Seeds systematic review: http://www.aulamedica.es/nh/pdf/9394.pdf

Top 10 Most Popular Superfoods in the US: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/most-popular-superfoods_n_580e4509e4b000d0b157c7cf

Adaptogens:

 

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