Quinoa, chia seeds and kale received fair share of trend in social media for the past several years. These three have been touted as being the magic foods to a healthier life such as lowering cholesterol, burning fats to preventing cancer. There is no wonder why many would want to get hold of these foods and incorporate it to their diet.
But the question here is, can these buzz in “superfood” will really give you that figure you are wanting? According to Dr. Michael Blaha, Director of Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, it is not entirely true.
A lot of people are thinking that scientific studies are controlled and an experiment that took place in a laboratory. However, studying people as well as their habits are a lot more complicated than it looks. Most of the food studies are not delivering conclusive evidence according to Dr. Blaha. Instead, they’re only theories that are based on observation of groups of people and not a controlled experiment.
Most of the food research is being based on observational studies meaning, a group of people is being followed to be able to see what would happen after certain time. Studies are seeking answers for questions similar to who is likely to acquire certain illnesses, who lives longer, whose happier and so forth.