Thursday, May 5, 2011
When you Google the word "superfoods", there is a plethora of different views on what should be considered a superfood. Superfoods generally are considered the superstars of nutritionally healing foods or supplements, amongst the "healthy foodie" groups. Foods/supplements that may meet this criteria can be anything from blueberries, to spirulina, to bee pollen to maca. This list can go on and on depending on who you ask or where you look.
Traditional people's knowledge of healthy superfoods was passed down from generation to generation. Most of the foods touted as health food today are backed by an industry that wants people to eat them. Wheat and soy are both traded in the stock market as commodities, and the dairy industry is heavily lobbied.