Wasnt a criticism as much as an observation. There's so many things marketed as good for you or as a miracle food that you have to be careful not to fall into the placebo trap. And scientific studies can also be misleading, other foods and dietary supplements have had promising scientific studies only for another study to come along 6 months later and contradict the original one.eightbo wrote: ↑Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:07 pmjust for the record / anyone interested, it appears ashwagandha root, which was mentioned just prior to Pat's post does not fall under the category of a "magic pill with little or no scientific evidence behind them" as quickly found a scientific study for this one.Trader Pat wrote: ↑Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:37 pm...
My advice eliminate or completely eradicate processed foods from your diet. Much easier and cheaper than buying magic pills with little or no scientific evidence behind them and paying over the odds for goji berries and avacado toast.
The diet and nutrition industry makes billions every year on the ignorance of its customers. A little research and common sense goes a long way.
'Adaptogens' overall sound quite interesting. I'm gonna read up on them a bit more and look forward to trialling them curiously.
Like I said earlier so much money is wasted on 'super foods' and supplements, prime example of this are multi vitamins, thousands of scientific studies done on them and there's no evidence that they are of any benefit. One study will say they are of limited benefit and another will say they can do more harm that good if taken over a long period of time.
Another thing to consider would be lifestyle and overall diet. Even if you find a 'super food' that does have scientific evidence behind it If you're having 3 takeaway meals a week and drinking 10 pints over the course of a weekend then you're mitigating any benefits that it might give you.
The only tried and tested method for physical and mental well being is a sensible diet and exercise. I dont run but any jogger I've ever spoken to tell me they feel great after a run especially mentally. Everyone has their opinion but for me 'super foods' are a bit like spending money on a trading ebook, its a shortcut and most are no good.