Superfoods help heart health (Nutritional Outlook – April 2008)
You can hardly open a magazine or newspaper these days without reading about so-called superfoods. Exotic foods such as pomegranate, acai, goji, mangosteen and spirulina, as well as more every-day offerings such as blueberry and cranberry, are all being touted as foods that can help prevent disease and slow down the aging process. But is there more to these foods than hype? Anecdotal and preliminary scientific evidence point to yes — including indications that they can help prevent cardiovascular disease, a leading killer of individuals over 45 years of age. And those findings are spurring new markets and vehicles to get superfoods and their components out to consumers…
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