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Conclusion and goodbyes

In this video we recap the content of the course and of its message, and we say our goodbyes to the learners

Congratulations, you have reached the end of the course!

In this course we have explored topics linked to superfoods: we started by defining what superfoods are and what they are not, as well as by discussing associated concepts: probiotics, prebiotics, antioxidants, nutraceuticals…

We then continued by showing you some alternatives to superfoods, a way to find your own superfood alternatives, and some issues linked with gluten-free diets.

We then moved to the third week and to its main topic: flavonoids. Flavonoids could improve our health through different mechanisms: they could fight oxidative stress and improve our cardiovascular health, but more research is needed before we can say that some specific foods can be used as a medicine or a preventative measure.

Finally, in the last week we discussed some negative aspects that could be linked to superfoods: are they always safe? Are the antinutrients contained in some of them bad for our health? Can they cause allergies like regular foods?

We would like to thank all of you for your participation, comments, and responses. It has been great to share the journey with you and your fellow learners as we explored the world of superfoods. We hope that you enjoyed your time learning with us and achieved your learning objectives.

How did the course go?

We’d love to hear about the things you enjoyed or if there was anything you were hoping to get out of the course that was not covered. This helps us make improvements for the next edition of this course.

So please do share your learning experience with us by commenting or leaving us a short review!

Are you interested in learning more?

If you’ve enjoyed this EIT Food course, you may like to join us on Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines which begins on 28/09. Alternatively, check out our full list of EIT Food courses here.

You can also expand your knowledge through exploring our myth busting content over at Food Unfolded, which creates and shares content on the latest food and agricultural innovations to help you rediscover the origins of your food.

If there’s any other topics you’d love to explore in the future, share them in the comments! It’s great to gain ideas for future courses and we may be able to direct you to one of our other FutureLearn courses.

We also encourage you to listen to our weekly Food Fight Podcast. A podcast series examining the biggest challenges facing the food system, and the innovations and entrepreneurs looking to solve them. We ask the questions everyone wants answered, so this is not one to miss!

Finally, we hope you have enjoyed this course as much as we have enjoyed delivering it, and we hope we’ll meet – maybe as fellow learners – on some other course here on FutureLearn.

See you soon!

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