Sunday, October 5, 2008

Quality Index Scores of Healthiest Foods to Eat

Researchers at Yale University have rated the top 100 foods based on nutrients, vitamins, sugar and salt as well as impact on blood pressure and other health concerns. The quality index scores of the healthiest foods to eat will soon be posted in major grocery stores to help consumers make choices. Shopping by the numbers may help us all on the confusing trips to the grocery stores with over 45,000 products to chose from. Here are the top choices and it is no surprise they are all natural.
The top four got ratings of 100:

Green Beans

These were closely followed by:
Summer Squash
Green Cabbage and Tomatoe
Nonfat milk

Other foods that had ratings in the top 50 were sometimes a surprise:
Raw Almonds
Brown Rice
Canned Tuna in oil, drained

Unbuttered, unsalted popcorn came in at #69
Pasta was #50 and ranked above prunes and vanilla yogurt

Heading up the bottom of the healthy (bottom=unhealthy) food list were:

Saltine Crackers
Apple pie
White bread
Hot dogs and cheese puffs

For ways to read labels and even a quiz to take about your knowledge of food choices check out the overall nutrition quality index.


My Prostate's in a Mason Jar by the Door said...

I am actually having some trouble typing this reply to your message because of the slippery hot dog juice on my fingers and because I have eaten so many cheese puffs that there is suddenly a yellow tint to my vision.

Jerry Perisho

CountryMidwife said...

Wait Jerry -- I think the list meant that hot dogs OR cheese puffs are fine, likely in the top ten, but that together ("hot dogs and cheese puffs") they are bad. So just eat them like.. 20 minutes apart or something and you're fine.

I was very disappointed to learn that onion rings aren't in the top ten. Bummer.

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I need a list like this from some time ago, you know when you go to buy all the groceries you need a good lis to choose all the food groups.

Dwain said...

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