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10 ‘super foods’ that even your nutritionist won’t eat | News.com.au

SUPER foods – if they were so super, wouldn’t everyone be eating them?

Despite all the hype that these nutrient-laden goodies have attracted, even leading nutritionists agree that some of the strange-tasting consumables are pretty hard to swallow.

From acai berry to aloe vera and kale to krill oil, the endless health benefits of super foods aren’t much use when you can’t get them down.

Here are just some of the health foods that even your nutritionist finds hard to stomach.

How many have you tried?

Tempeh: Made from fermented soybeans, this is one of the many meat alternatives available to vegetarians and vegans.

Nutritionist’s verdict: A good source of protein it may be, but take away the marinade, and the rubbery texture and lack of flavour is hard to swallow.

Carob: An extract of the carob bean most commonly used as a healthy alternative to chocolate. It’s caffeine-free and is high in calcium.

Nutritionist’s verdict: “The calories are still the same [as regular chocolate]”, Emily Burgess (Accredited Practising Dietician) tells news.com.au, and it doesn’t hit the spot quite like the real thing.

Kale: A form of cabbage that serves the same purpose as spinach, boasting high levels of antioxidants and fibre.

Nutritionist’s verdict: It might be food fit for Popeye, but the bitter taste will leave you reeling.

Chlorophyll/Wheatgrass shots: Your daily dose of wheatgrass became all the rage when Boost Juice started advertising the “super-charged shot”.

Nutritionist’s verdict: It has huge alkalising properties and is full of phytonutrients (plant nutrients), but Kathleen Alleaume (nutritionist and author of What’s Eating You?) agrees that it’s definitely a “hold your nose and bear it” task for the strong-willed.

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