Superfoods

The idea behind a superfood is that there are particular items that have profound medical powers over the human body e.g. Garlic reducing risk of cancer.

The problem is that some studies isolate the active ingredient of the food (the part that is supposedly reducing cancer risk) and give it to mice in large quantities.

In the case of garlic, it would mean you have to eat 28 cloves a day to get the same effect. And that would be in mice, not humans.

  •  One would need to eat 28 cloves of garlic to reduce the risk of cancer, and these trials were done in mice, not humans
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This doesn’t mean superfoods are bad! It just means be careful what you believe, and this section is to help guide you through “superfoods” and a healthy diet in general.

- Antioxidants

- Blueberries

- Green Tea

- More coming soon!

  •  The idea behind a superfood is that there are particular items that have profound medical powers over the human body
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References

Sam Fitzpatrick Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.

Milad Rouf Final Year Medical Student, Cardiff University.

Nhs.uk. (2017). Superfoods: the evidence - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Superfoods/Pages/superfoods.aspx [Accessed 16 Nov. 2017].