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You will consider the biological, neuroscientific and social aspects of superfoods. Developing your critical abilities, you will also evaluate the impact of the superfood phenomenon on society and the economy.
What topics will you cover?
- What is a superfood?
- Are superfoods different from functional foods and nutraceuticals?
- How can we critically evaluate superfoods and their role in our diet?
- Are there dangers connected to superfoods intake?
- Can superfoods have a role in special diets?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain what the "superfood" label means
- Describe the role of superfoods and their alternatives in a healthy diet
- Compare nutritional values of “superfoods” and some of their alternatives
- Reflect on the social aspects of superfoods production
- Describe some mechanisms through which superfoods can be beneficial for our health