Quality Index Scores of Healthiest Foods to Eat

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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:

Broccoli
Blueberries
Orange
Green Beans

These were closely followed by:
Pineapple,
Radish
Summer Squash
Apple
Green Cabbage and Tomatoe
Nonfat milk

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Other foods that had ratings in the top 50 were sometimes a surprise:
Raw Almonds
Brown Rice
Snapper
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:

Popsicle
Soda
Saltine Crackers
Bacon
Salami
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.

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