superfood

[soo-per-food]
noun
  1. a food considered exceptionally good for one’s health and for boosting the immune system owing to its naturally high content of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, or omega-3 fatty acids: If you crave superfoods, try the quinoa, kale, and roasted beet salad sprinkled with toasted walnuts and flaxseed.

Origin of superfood

First recorded in 1910–15; super- + food
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  • On the flip side are equally over-inflated claims (also often in the form of click-bait headlines) made by superfood detractors.

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    The Dangers of Superfoods

    Lizzie Crocker

    April 9, 2014

  • And when one superfood goes out of style, another one takes its place on natural food store shelves.

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Dangers of Superfoods

    Lizzie Crocker

    April 9, 2014

  • With every health trend, every celebrity-endorsed “superfood” and faddish juice cleanse comes the inevitable backlash.

    The Daily Beast logo
    The Dangers of Superfoods

    Lizzie Crocker

    April 9, 2014