Friday, August 27, 2010

Black rice - the latest example of the idiotic "superfoods" religion

I'll reproduce the last paragraph of the media article, as pointed to by the Food & Health Skeptic, who comments himself "Just the antioxidant religion again."
Victoria Taylor, senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation, said: 'In reality, it's unlikely there's a single food out there that will have a great impact on lowering your risk of heart disease. Healthy eating is about a balanced diet overall. 'It's great if you can eat more of some groups of healthy foods, like having five portions of fruit and veg a day, but there is still no conclusive evidence that 'super foods' alone make a real difference to your heart health.'

No doubt this will not worry the true believers, but the fact remains that there is no evidence to actually support the absurdly inflated claims about the benefits of so-called antioxidants, despite them first being mooted over 50 years ago.

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