by Kevin Farrell for USA TODAY 10Best
But their popularity has little to do with any newfound life-sustaining nutritional prowess.
Its high levels of fiber, protein, iron and magnesium have earned it superfood status.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is also considered a superfood by some.
Snack foods have also secured superfood fame such as chocolate, which is rich in flavonoids.
There are even claims that beer is a superfood thanks to high vitamin, mineral and fiber content.
"The superfoods fad is yet another sign of the never-ending search for a magic bullet to solve problems.”
— Rosemary Stanton, Nutritionist
But nearly every food that we put in our body, whether super or not, contains beneficial qualities.