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:
These were closely followed by:
Green Cabbage and Tomatoe
Other foods that had ratings in the top 50 were sometimes a surprise:
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:
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.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 9:41 AM