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20 'Superfoods' That Aren't as Super as You Think

Cheapism Logo By Tess Rose Lampert of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: When you hear about the nutritional benefits of so-called "superfoods," it can be tempting to load up your diet with these trendy ingredients. But there is no standard or definition of what constitutes a superfood, and most foods that come with health benefits also come with caveats. After all, it can be damaging to eat too much of anything — even kale. Here are some commonly touted superfoods and what can happen if you go overboard eating them.

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING

When you hear about the nutritional benefits of so-called "superfoods," it can be tempting to load up your diet with these trendy ingredients. But there is no standard or definition of what constitutes a superfood, and most foods that come with health benefits also come with caveats. After all, it can be damaging to eat too much of anything — even kale. Here are some commonly touted superfoods and what can happen if you go overboard eating them.

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