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Superfoods Or Marketing Dream?


In my opinion, a super food needs to have a few attributes. It should 1: taste good, 2: make me feel good, 3: not cost the earth. So when I hear that a superfood has been ‘discovered’ – like for instance quinoa, my antennae tingle. Is it the great nutrients contained in this seed that are pushing its price to such heights that it’s become too expensive for its native South Americans to buy? Or is it just a marketing dream product? My vote would go for the latter.

So let’s keep it simple: when you look at the diets of the people who live the longest and healthiest worldwide, you won’t find green smoothies, chlorella or even quinoa (for most). The number one food item on their plate: fat. Yes, proteins, vegetables (and some fruits) are important, but overall, the most delicious, most filling, healthiest food is good fat from local grass fed animals (meats with fat – not lean; eggs, butter, full-fat organic dairy; duck and goose fats etc). And don’t forget oily fish, seafood, coconut oil, ghee, olive oil and avocados. Fat gets my vote as a superfood: makes food delicious and healthy – and keeps you full and energised all day.


Nathalie 🙂


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Nathalie Sansonetti

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