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Experts: ‘Superfoods’ Not As Super As They Sound

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There is a new trend hitting the shelves of grocery stores, and it’s called Superfoods. However, some experts are saying don’t believe the hype.

The list includes fruits like Acai, Lichi and Goji berries. Each promises to either burn fat, give you energy or even keep diseases, like cancer, away.

However, some doctors say be careful of what you read because the studies are mostly independent and not peer-reviewed.

Dietitians also warn of the sugar found in many of these foods, especially the fruits. They say those foods won’t help you lose weight and can be dangerous to diabetics.

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