Super Healthy or Super Trendy?

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Linda Vongkhamchanh on Jul 16, 2009 at 2:15PM

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8 Super Foods & Products

"Super" is the new trend, but is it just that—a trend? Our health editor-at-large, Madelyn Fernstrom, Ph.D., CNS, weighs in on popular foods and products to tell you if the added “super” ingredients make your purchase worth the money.

“It’s great to have yogurt, but it’s more important that it’s lower in fat and lower in sugar than if it has acai or blueberries in it,” she says. Read your ingredients—blueberries and acai aren’t in the top five for Yoplait’s Yo-Plus Acai Blueberry yogurt, so you probably won’t benefit from them.

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