Superfoods no longer super

EU logoNew rules from the European Union mean that it will no longer be legal to refer to certain items as “superfoods” that can help protect against cancer and heart disease, without scientific evidence to back it up.

Various food fads in recent years have seen claims made on behalf of blueberries, salmon, spinach, walnuts and turkey amongst others, as having properties above and beyond their basic nutritional value.

This is just one of ten examples from the European Union of changes that will impact on EU citizens lives. Others include reducing roaming charges for mobile phones and Slovenia moving over to the Euro.

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