In our over-priced, over-lit, over-hyped media-crazed society, it should come as no surprise that there has been some serious lily-gilding on the subject of “super-foods.”
Oh, it’s not that these new and exotic foods from far-away lands aren’t really, really good for you. Acia and goji berries are loaded with phytochemicals, quinoa is a solid source of meat-free protein (which, unfortunately has become so hyped that it’s now too expensive for the native peoples who grow the stuff to eat anymore…)
It’s not that “super-foods aren’t, well…super, it’s just that there are lots and lots of amazing, if not quite so exotic, foods (blueberries, legumes, nuts, etc.,) that are every bit as good for you, with a much less over-hyped price tag, and a vastly smaller carbon footprint.
The only difference is that big-media isn’t blasting us 24/7/365 with revenue-greedy hype over the amazing power of a kidney bean, while we stand, en-mass, mouths agape, credit cards in hand, nodding like a bunch of glassy-eyes children of the (non-GMO) corn.
Take a look at this great infographic from EVOKE.ie …