Kale, spirulina, broccoli, quinoa ... every day we're bombarded with headlines about the health properties of the latest superfoods: dietary miracles that promise to prevent cancer, slow down the aging process, protect against heart attacks and battle those unwanted fat cells. They sound exotic and full of promise, but can we really believe the hype? Combining her trademark warm curiosity, robust journalism and quick-witted humour with a big helping of myth busting, journalist Kate Quilton goes on a mission to discover the science behind the claims of everyone's favorite superfoods. She meets nutritionists, scientists, botanists and dietitians, and she goes undercover to secretly film in health food shops and juice bars. She also speaks with so-called experts to build a picture of just how much misleading information is out there -- and which superfoods really are super.
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