The term “superfood” is not legally regulated. Superfoods, however, are often referred to as foods whose ingredients are considered particularly beneficial to health – for example, due to their high content of vitamins or minerals and fibre. Only 8 percent of respondents associate health risks with the consumption of superfoods.
“Superfood products are often not sufficiently investigated to be able to evaluate them from a health perspective,” says BfR President Professor Dr Andreas Hensel.
“A balanced and varied diet remains the best basis for staying healthy. This can be supported by the consumption of imported superfoods just as by the consumption of local fruits and vegetables.” [Read more…] about BfR consumer monitor special superfoods