image068Do a quick Google and see what’s on the list. Usually things such as Broccoli, blueberries, chia seeds, pumpkin etc. etc. We are told that these ‘SUPERFOODS’ have “enormous nutritional benefits”, but really they should say they have “specific nutritional attributes” because they don’t necessarily benefit everyone. In fact they can worsen someone’s health. It can actually be dangerous to make broad assumptions about the benefits of any food in isolation. For example, Broccoli is full of Vitamin A & D, BUT can push an under-active thyroid into Hypothyroidism. Blueberries are high in flavonoids and great for skin, BUT NOT if you have a salicylate sensitivity, as some migraine, eczema and asthma sufferers.  PUMPKIN is full of beta-carotene, a great anti-oxidant, BUT not so good if you have PCOS or need to be on a low GI diet.

So what’s the answer? Base eating habits across a broad range of foods, so as not to overdose on one particular nutrient or class of nutrients. For advice on what foods work best for your personal chemistry speak to a Naturopath or Nutritional Medical Practitioner.