The reality is that ‘superfood’ is largely a marketing term which boosts sales of acai berries, pomegranates, blueberries, or whatever is this week’s nutritional hero. These foods do have wonderful properties, such as being rich in antioxidants and flavonoids which we know are good for our health. But the benefits we experience come from having them as part of a varied diet, where every food’s particular cocktail of nutrients can add to our overall nourishment to create a broad spectrum of goodness and, essentially, flavour.
Don’t overlook the less glamorous ingredients that are just as important in our diets – apples and carrots, beetroot and cabbage. They’re the foods you find at your corner shop and supermarket, not expensive health stores. And they’re nutritional champions, too.