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Why Superfoods Are Superfluous — at Best

Why don’t we get it?

There’s no such thing as a superfood.

Sorry. That’s a stone-cold opener, right up there with a denunciation of the Easter bunny. But they’re roughly equivalent: Mythical.

There are many foods with terrific nutritional profiles: rich in valuable nutrients, free from nutritional liabilities, and either low in…



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Dr. David L. Katz and Mark Bittman

Dr. Katz is the director of The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and Mark Bittman has written about food and cooking for nearly 40 years.