Superfood

Drugs

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

At the Embajada de la Coca, the green leaf is being restored to its rightful place as a powerful medicinal plant and super-nutrient that should be revered instead of reviled.
Ocean Malandra
10.29.17
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Says Dog Meat Is the Next Superfood

North Korea's state-run news outlets are making a point of running multiple stories extolling the health benefits that supposedly come along with consuming dog meat.
Alex Swerdloff
8.16.16
chocolate

This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You

Chocolatier Willie Harcourt-Cooze reckons he eats the equivalent of 36 kilograms of 100 percent cacao a year, which is like eating the chocolate content of 137 kilograms of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk.
Johanna Derry
4.30.16
Health

Eating Blueberries Can Help People Suffering from PTSD

The petite berries have been shown to reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers that lead to depression and suicidal tendencies.
Alex Swerdloff
4.7.16
health food

Peruvian Soul Food Is Made with Natural Viagra

Maca, the radish-like root vegetable used in traditional Peruvian cooking, has joined teff and freekeh as another grainy “superfood.” High in nutrients, some Peruvian chefs say the powder can also boost sexual function.
Rich McEachran
6.19.15
fruit

We Should Be Growing More Dragon Fruit

Agriculture research organisations say that the pink, scaley fruit’s hardiness and ability to adapt to different environments makes it a valuable but “underutilised” crop. It can also turn your pee red.
Rich McEachran
5.26.15
africa

This Bitter-Tasting Plant Powder Could Improve African Food Security

High in vitamin C and with more potassium than bananas, moringa powder already has a lot going for it, but there are also claims it could help producers in Ghana and Niger.
Rich McEachran
4.30.15
africa

This Superfruit Is Fighting Malnutrition in Zambian Orphanages

With ten times more antioxidants than oranges and six times more vitamin C, baobab fruit jam is a bonafide superfood. But it has a less faddy use on the menu at Zambian orphanages.
Helen Nianias
3.27.15
superfoods

I Want to Believe in the Coconut Water Hype

Our obsession with coconuts—their water, flesh, oil and milk—doesn't show any sign of slowing any time soon. But are we right to just be knocking the so-called superfood back without doing some research?
Emily Steer
9.3.14
bees

Bees Might Be Keeping Us Alive, But They're Also Completely Delicious

We've been best mates with bees and their bounty for centuries. However, aside from the fact that they pretty much keep us all alive, there could be even more potential yet for the relationship with our cute, winged pals—eating them.
Josh Barrie
8.11.14
meat

Does the UK's Fitness Community Contain Our Most Progressive Meat Eaters?

UK website MuscleFood.com recently added zebra steaks to an already exotic roster of meats in its shop, with all 900 selling out just five hours after launch. They're not the first fitness website to sell protein that's not from a chicken, either...
Eleanor Morgan
8.7.14
Road to immortality

The Truth Behind Teff, the West's Latest Superfood Crush

The West loves nothing more than a new food craze, especially one that's supposed to be insanely good for us. The newest "superfood" fad? Teff, a grain from Ethiopia that's gluten-free, rich in nutrients, and already endorsed by celebrities.
Oscar Rickett
3.28.14