Tag: superfood

Acai: Is It Worth the Hype?

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, August 25, 2009

I searched “acai” and almost 15 million hits came back — talk about popular! You can’t miss the ads all over the internet promoting this “super food.” Claims range from Viagra-like enhancements to weight loss to reducing wrinkles. But does this little wonder berry really do all that and more?

A Hot New Food: Chia Seed

by in Food News, June 17, 2009

One of the latest “superfoods” is actually a blast from the past! Remember Chia Pet, the fuzzy novelty plants of the ‘80s? Well, the sprouts that grow out of those pottery figurines come from germinated chia seeds. These days, the seeds are popular in the health food arena, but are they worth the hype?