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Superfoods: Myths and Truths

EIT Food, University of Turin, Alessandro Cicerale, Dr. David Field, Michal Janiak, Igor Piumetti

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This online course by EIT Food and the University of Turin explains the biological components of superfoods and their remarkable benefits for our bodies.

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Superfoods: Myths and Truths

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

by EIT Food

Overview

Blueberries, green tea, avocados; we've all heard of supposed 'superfoods' that we're meant to fit into our diets at every opportunity. But how can you tell which foods are actually worthy of the label? As you shop for and cook your food, it's important to be aware of the myths created by food marketing. Being cautious especially rings true when a diet depends on 'superfoods' to provide important nutrients, or if you have food allergies or deficiencies that require careful meal planning.

This FutureLearn course, presented by EIT Food, Europe's leading food initiative, and the University of Turin, begins with a basic question: 'what are superfoods?' Educators Alessandro Cicerale, Dr. David Field, Michal Janiak, and Igor Piumetti break superfoods down to their most important nutrients, explain how they function biologically, and tell us how we can take advantage of their special health benefits.

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Bromelain supplements, as we said, are widely sold. However, bromelain has not been shown to be effective at treating or preventing any disease.

- EIT Food and University of Turin

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