View Full Version : Do I need these?
03-25-2009, 10:33 AM
I was skimming through some different blogs that I regularly read today, and some people list what they have eaten.
So I was wondering...do I really need things like spirlina, chlorella, chia, and all the other "superfoods"?
what exactly is the purpose of adding them in your daily diet? And can a person still be healthy without them?
03-25-2009, 10:36 AM
You don't need them. I've never had them and I feel fine. Raw diet doesn't need any supplements imo.
03-25-2009, 11:08 AM
you definitely do not need any of these things. If you are on a tight budget, they are the first thing to get rid of, IMO. That being said, if you try them, you may really enjoy them and find that they are worth it for you.
03-25-2009, 11:29 AM
I agree with Herbert Shelton, who said, "There are no superfoods."
03-25-2009, 01:38 PM
I'll take on the other side of this question.
I like to add some "superfoods" to my menu everyday. A tablespoon or two of hemp seeds or chia seeds, a tablespoon of green food powder or spirulina, a teaspoon of wheat grass powder or powdered kelp. Just that little bit adds a lot of essential protein and nutrients. That certainly doesn't hurt.
I've done it both ways, with and without. I think I have a balanced and healthy raw diet, yet I feel better when I use these "superfoods".
As for expense, it may feel expensive to spend $35 on a jar of green food or $10 on a bag of hemp seeds, but the per day cost is very low, and the per gram of nutrients cost is much lower than greens.
03-25-2009, 04:10 PM
nope. nothing more then whole foods. that's all i eat. whole fresh local foods.
03-25-2009, 04:24 PM
I think 'superfoods' are fun, but probably not necessary. I feel better with B12, however. My body was going numb before I started it. I love the taste of some superfoods, so I'm not yet prepared to stop using them. I may before long, though, because I am leaning more towards fruitarian, at least most of the time. I do love the taste of Vitamineral Green, Maca, Bee Pollen, and some others. :)
03-25-2009, 06:11 PM
I think a raw diet is fine without them, and yep, budget wise if you have to get rid of any foods I'd be getting rid of these.
But I love the additional tastes, textures etc provided by additive foods like chia, etc. They simply add another dimension to my diet, and I adore variety.
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