Over 1,300 registered dietitians weighed in for the annual survey of “What’s Trending in Nutrition” taken by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian to create this list of top 10 superfoods of 2019.
Here’s what they think will rise to the top, including the three new additions to the list that replace kale, green tea, and salmon, which have been on the list the past couple years.
The term “superfood” is a point of frustration among many dietitians. There’s no regulation or scientific definition of the term, which causes some foods to be overhyped and touted as miracle foods.
Surprise, there’s really no one food that’ll help you live forever! But foods given superfood designation do always have some reason for it, whether the food is high in omega-3 fatty acids, is a source of healthy bacteria to encourage gut health, is high in heart-healthy soluble fiber, or contains any number of nutrients or phytochemicals that promote good health.
A list of so-called superfoods could be virtually endless, depending on who you ask, but according to nutrition experts these are the 10 foods we’ll be seeing rise to the top in 2019: