All sorts of functional ‘Superfoods’ have recently been jumping on the bandwagon of nutritional health claims. Blueberries got the ball rolling over a decade ago. Marketing health ‘claims’ can be persuasive, but don’t always reflect the facts with any real transparency. This blog hopes to unpick the science behind so-called super-foods, and separate the wheat from the chaff.
It’s not uncommon for concepts like ‘blood sugar regulation’ and ‘insulin resistance’, used frequently by Nutritional Therapists and Dietitians, to leave some clients slightly baffled. With poor blood sugar regulation being fundamental to many chronic, lifestyle-related conditions, I thought I would reproduce a recent dialogue from a clinic consultation which covered this very subject.