Friday, 29 October 2010
I updated my Facebook status the other day to, "I had a great surgeon. I've recovered most of my dexterity and strength. But some things about my arm/hand still bug me, like my range of movement or fatigue."
Now I had my operation about seven years ago to remove plates from my arm after it had broken the year before. I'm pretty happy with my recovery, but there are still times that my arm limits me. One of my friends posted, "Oh, you know what you should eat? Pig feet! I'm dead serious. The elasticity nutrients in pig feet helps joints heal," in response to my status. She also included a link.
All these health benefits of certain foods make me wonder at times... Are they real? Will eating pig's feet help my joints? Is drinking blue gatorade good for my spine? Are dark chocolates, wines... you get the picture.
Personally, I'm a bit of a skeptic. With emerging science information is always on the change, especially in the nutrition field. Thus, I stick to foods that work for me and have been tried and proven healthy. I may try some of this or some of that, but in the end for me it comes down to balance.
What do you think? Do "superfoods" work? Have you tried any? What "superfoods" have you tried that actually work?