The Daily Meal spoke with a panel of nutrition experts, many of whom tirelessly debunk myths about perfect, nutrient-packed foods. We came up with a list of nine superfoods that are not as super as you think: Either the common claims behind them are exaggerated, as with blueberries, or there’s simply very little truth to their health benefits.
Chia seeds have a ton of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re often cited as a source of energy, weight management, hydration, strengthened immunity, and overall health and wellness. But eating too many chia seeds, says nutritionist Naomi Haynes, can lead to gastrointestinal problems and gut irritation, so be careful!