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.
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.
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.