Reprinted from Time, article by Josh Schonwald.
They can purify water, feed a family of four for 50 years, and help combat climate change — and you've probably never heard of them.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale. But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.
A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, loaded with omega-3s, bursting with antioxidants and overflowing with folate, fiber and phytonutrients. But the vast majority of what gets called a superfood these days should be called “health food.” Yes, health food is a perfectly suitable descriptor for goji berries, pomegranates and chia seeds.