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Over-Hyped Superfoods: 5 You Can Ignore

3. Açaí berries

These South American berries are loaded with antioxidants that lower the risk of some cancers. But they're pretty expensive, aren't they? Why not replace them with more ubiquitous berries like blackberries or raspberries? They contain the exact same antioxidants at a lower price.

4. Apple cider vinegar

A few years ago it seems like everybody started recommending using apple cider vinegar instead of any other vinegar. They said that it can improve your digestion, regulate your blood sugar and boost the health of your skin. But does it, really? Apparently its benefits are mostly for diabetics and we have no idea if they help non-diabetics, too.

5. Bulletproof coffee

To me, having coffee with butter and coconut oil already sounds greasily gross, so I've never been a fan of this. The marketing says that it gives you clean energy and boosts your cognitive function. But there's not much research to that effect. And if you have coffee with your eggs or buttered toast, then it's pretty much the same thing!

Featured image by Stefano Escandiussi stecks05 from Pixabay

I’m a pop culture nerd who thinks too much about fried bacon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and life, the Universe and everything. I love food and sometimes you can see that on my hips, but I don't care that much about that.
What I do care more about is trying to eat healthier, even though I admit that I like to indulge in my food fantasies. I’m addicted to puns, so forgive me for that when you read my articles. I now know too much about nutrition to be fun to hang out with. So long and thanks for all the fish-based omega-3 fatty acids.

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