There are so many so called superfoods out there. Yes, they do promise some amazing benefits, however, in fact, they are ineffective, harmful and are a waste of your money.
So today we are covering 5 such superfoods. Here is our video about it:
5 Superfoods That Waste Your Money
Spirulina is touted as having a high nutrient content, as well as containing all the essential amino acids and even vitamin B12. But do you actually need to be having it in your diet?
All the nutrients that you will find in spirulina that human beings need to be healthy can all be found in a healthy diet that is full of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, with the exception of vitamin B12.
Unfortunately, the type of B12 that spirulina contains is analogue B12. It is not usable by your body and can even interfere with usable or ‘active’ B12 your body really needs.
If you want to take B12, then we recommend that you choose a specific B12 supplement that is actually usable by your body.
2. Raw cacao/chocolate.
Chocolate, especially raw, are revered by many health gurus and is supposed to be full of antioxidants and other nutrients, including essential fatty acids.
But what about some of the other compounds to be found in them are there effect on your health?
Theobromine and caffeine are two substances that are found in raw chocolate and have a negative effect upon the adrenal glands in your body.
When you eat raw chocolate, the energy boost they get from eating it does not come from the chocolate itself, but their own body.
This stimulating effect actually robs your body of energy and is not health promoting. A healthy alternative to cacao is carob powder.
3. Wheatgrass juice.
Wheatgrass is widely used by many people, including raw foodists, and is supposed to contain a wealth of nutrients.
These include chlorophyll and enzymes. Yet, its taste is unpleasant and people use various methods to try and mask this when consuming it.
There are also side effects that people can experience from consuming it, such as headaches, nausea and hives. Also, you don’t actually need chlorophyll and enzymes.
The bottom line is that all the nutrients that wheatgrass juice contains can all be found in a healthy diet that contains fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
4. Goji berries.
Goji berries were a favorite of Yulia’s and she use to love eating goji berries before starting our low fat raw food diet.
They are promoted as being anti-aging due to the antioxidant content.
Yet, you can find all the antioxidants your body needs in other fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and without the expense that typically comes when buying goji berries!
Plus, goji berries are no different to other dried fruits, including, dates, raisins, apricots and many more…
5. Bee pollen.
Bee pollen is a non-vegan product and is trumpeted for its supposed great nutritional value. Essential amino acids, enzymes, vitamin B12 and high in the B vitamin folate.
Well, we have just earlier talked about enzymes and essential amino acids are found in an abundance in a healthy raw vegan diet from fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and so too is the B vitamin folate.
Getting your vitamin B12 from bee pollen is not a reliable source.
If you want to supplement with this very important vitamin then we recommend that you choose a specific B12 supplement that is actually usable by your body.
So, as you can see a lot of so called super foods simply fail to live up to all the hype!
The best way to help ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs without spending money on expensive, and even unhealthy superfoods is by eating a whole-food, vegan, as much raw as possible diet.
What are your thoughts on superfoods? Do you use any? Will you stop buying any of those covered in this article? Post your comments below!
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