Why There’s No Such Thing As Superfoods

The word “superfood” is everywhere. From product marketing to social media posts and online videos. But what exactly is a “superfood;” how do we determine whether one food is superior to another and what does that even mean? While some foods are certainly more nutrient dense than others, Registered Dietitian Beth Rosen explains why the word “superfood” is nothing more than a marketing buzzword, and why categorizing foods as “good” or “bad” or “super” can do more harm than good. Beth also shares five practical tips to help us take control of the way we view and choose the foods we eat.

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Beth Rosen

Non-Diet Registered Dietitian

Beth Rosen is a Non-Diet Registered Dietitian, practicing nutrition for Gastrointestinal disorders and disordered eating issues from a Health At Every Size® approach. She is the owner of Beth Rosen Nutrition in Southbury, Connecticut and works with clients virtually.

Beth received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland at College Park and my Master’s degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, in New York City. Her expertise lies in helping clients find relief from digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Disease {IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth {SIBO), Gastroparesis, Colitis, and GERO, as well as share her knowledge as a GI Dietitian with other health professionals via webinars, seminars, and mentoring. She has designed techniques and programs to empower chronic dieters, disordered eaters, and those in eating disorder recovery to mend their relationship with food and their bodies.

Besides working with clients individually, she offers online courses, speaks at corporate wellness seminars and conferences for health professionals, as well as authoring articles for major online and print publications, such as HuffingtonPost and FabUPlus Magazine.

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