It seems every week there is a new ingredient competing for the title of ‘superfood’, but did you know that there’s actually no legal definition for what a superfood is?
Instead of spending your hard-earned cash on expensive, and sometimes hard to find ingredients, price comparison website Gocompare.com has put together a list comparing 10 of the most popular superfoods, against ‘regular’ foods which you could swap to instead. Surprisingly, some of the alternatives are even better for your health, and your bank account.
Using mySupermarket to compare prices, we have created an infographic which shows that eating healthily doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Here’s the full infographic which shows some more expensive superfoods on the left, compared to their cheaper alternatives on the right:
For example, sardines and salmon contain similar amounts of omega 3, but sardines are less than half the price of salmon per 100g, and are also higher in vitamin B12 which is essential for energy levels.
Wheatgrass powder can be really expensive to buy, and a shot of it doesn’t count towards your five a day. You could try swapping this for a handful of spinach instead which does, and only costs around 50p for 100g.
Goji berries are another popular superfood, but why not try raspberries instead which have a similar amount of fibre and contains nearly 90% less sugar. It’s also cheaper, too.
Broccoli can be a good alternative to the superfood kale, as it contains more vitamin C and potassium, which is essential for heart function.
Nichola Whitehead, a registered dietician who worked with Gocompare.com on the piece said: “There’s no legal definition for what a superfood is, so really any food that provides nutrients is a superfood. We should be celebrating more everyday superfoods; ones that are easier to get hold of or simply are cheaper!”
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