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What do almonds, avocados, blueberries, broccoli, kale, and pomegranates have in common? They have all been called “superfoods.” These are foods that have lots of nutrients or are believed to prevent disease. But is any food really “super”? The term “superfood” first came into use around World War I. The United Fruit Company wanted people to eat bananas. Some doctors started treating their patients with bananas. Moms fed bananas to babies. Today, calling something a “superfood” usually means super sales. But experts believe we should eat a variety of foods, not just focus on a few. A “super plate” is more important than any “superfood.”

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