Superfood or Superphony?

(Men’s Health) Here’s what’s good for you and what’s just marketing hype or both. Thanks, to research:

Coconut water
A high-end gym may offer your some of this stuff, but researchers found it’s no better for hydration than plain old water. Thirsty? Just drink from the tap.

Green tea
Long-term consumption of the catechins in green tea fights metabolic syndrome a forerunner of type 2 diabetes and could reduce your risk of coronary disease. Put the kettle on.

Study after study has confirmed the fruit’s heart-healthy benefits. Plus, its high fiber content may help fill you up.

In addition to the leafy greens’ muscle helping iron content, a study found eating one portion a day reduces your heart-disease risk in just one week.

Like nature’s Cross-Fitter, this cruciferous vegetable does it all. Rich in vitamins, it also contains sulfur compounds that may prevent the growth and spread of cancer.

Almond milk
It can be comparable to dairy milk in mineral content but not in protein which is why you drink milk, right? A glass of cow’s milk has more than five times as much protein as the kind made from almonds.

Acai berries
Not only are these fruits bursting with antioxidants, but they’re also a healthy anti-inflammatory. Incorporating them into your diet could aid exercise recovery and limit muscle damage.

Chia seeds
Despite the label claims, these seeds lack the type of omega-3 your body actually needs. While they are a good source of fiber, you’re better off eating oily fish for your omega fix.