Andy Bellatti is a registered nutritionist based in Las Vegas. He explains what people always get wrong about superfoods. Following is a transcript of the video.
One of the more recent health fads has to do with superfoods. First of all, there’s no definition of a superfood. Now, conveniently, people who market these foods like to call them superfoods. You might have heard superfoods like the acai berry, the goji berry, quinoa, kale, and it’s not to say that these foods are not healthy, they certainly are, but there’s nothing about any of them that is particularly outstanding, that you can’t also get in other foods.
At the end of the day all people need to know is that any plant-based food is a superfood. Kale is a wonderful food. So is chard, so are collard greens, so is spinach. Quinoa is really healthy for you. So is oatmeal, so is amaranth, so is millet.
You don’t have to spend $US100 more buying exotic things flown in from halfway around the world. I would just say make sure you’re eating fruit and vegetables every single day. That’s all you really need to do. All people need to know is that any plant-based food is a superfood. People talk about goji berries and goji berries that are flown in from Nepal and the Himalayas and this whole idea, and they cost $US40 a pound. But — and yeah, goji berries are healthy, but an apple or a banana is just as healthy.
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