You probably heard it before and fell for it, but what is the truth about superfoods? Dr Mike Israetel decided to enlighten
The Truth About Superfoods
Before we jump to any conclusions, what are superfoods? Well, that is exactly Israetel’s first argument against superfoods. There is no consensus on what a superfood is, although it sounds like something everyone wants to eat.
Is it because the food has a lot of nutrients, healing properties, or more nutrients per calorie? No one knows because there is no definition for something to be labelled a superfood.
According to him, it is just a marketing term used by some companies and doctors to sell diet books or services they provide.
In general, some foods are healthier than others on average. For example, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and healthy fats are healthier than junk food (high sugar, high salt, high fat, low fibre).
However, even eating junk food is ok according to Israetel, as long as you meet your macros and calories of the day, and that 75 per cent or more of your daily ingestion comes from healthier foods.
So when asked to explain the truth about superfoods, Dr Mike Israetel says there is nothing to talk about. “It’s like saying what do you think about ghosts? When I see one, I’ll let you know.”
If you following a diet and you keep within the limits of the calorie intake of that diet and are consuming your macros accordingly, things will be ok. “No amount of apples and oranges can counterbalance in some way some negativity you added with other food,” Israetel explains.
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