If you’re a foodie transfixed by a chef’s creations and not paying attention to what the hand-sewn cavatelli with garlic-infused reserve oil really means calorie-wise, you may be veering dangerously into unhealthy territory.
Although you may not (yet) find the word “superfood” in every dictionary, you’ll find plenty of these nutrient-packed powerhouses—ranging from the everyday to the exotic—in today’s food culture. Consider them the Clark Kents of foods, striving to wipe out health villains and chronic diseases that plague more than 100 million Americans.
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Malnutrition: The word conjures up images of suffering children in Third World countries, with swollen bellies, protruding ribs, and sunken eyes. But while those children are certainly severely malnourished, the condition is not restricted to those in dire poverty.