If you’re doing some research on popular “superfoods” and you’re wondering which ones may have some credibility, this interactive chart shows which ones have the most scientific evidence to back them up based on studies and research.
The chart, put together by Miriam Quick, Kesta Desmond and the web site Information is Beautiful, looks at almost every “superfood” that’s claimed to help with our minds, bodies and general well being. You can see which foods have strong evidence — not many — and which ones have little to no evidence regarding various claims. A majority of the “superfoods” exist in the range of inconclusive to no evidence at all.
When you click on the item, you’ll see what it’s supposed super power is, and you’ll find direct links to the studies that offer some evidence, or lack thereof. In general, it’s hard to know for sure whether such foods have any effects on us — health and nutrition can be complicated — but at least with this chart you can get an idea what has some evidence backed by research. Check out the complete chart at the link below.
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