It’s that time of year where those New Year Resolutions are getting harder to stick to. Perhaps you promised to have a better diet. If so – you’ve probably heard of the various health benefits of superfoods. But are these claims simply too good to be true?

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In another video in our series looking at the myths behind our food habits, the BBC World Service programme The Food Chain talks tries to find out the truth about super foods, and what happens when people use food myths for their own benefit.

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Why did a chronically ill woman lose thousands of followers and receive abusive messages, after abandoning a strict diet? How did an Australian woman convince hundreds of thousands of people that eating healthy cured her terminal brain cancer? And is an obsession with healthy eating really on the verge of becoming a new eating disorder?

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