How good is pizza for you, really?
One way nutritionists visualize a food’s “healthiness” is by accounting for its many characteristics, such as vitamin and fat content.
This ranking technique is called a nutrient profiling system (NPS) and can help consumers make more holistic food decisions.
That includes additives, phytochemicals, and how processed a food is.
“Once you get beyond ‘eat your veggies, avoid soda,’ the public is pretty confused about how to identify healthier choices in the grocery store, cafeteria, and restaurant.”
If you eat them raw, these bright fruits get a perfect score of 100.
If it's grilled and has no skin, this protein source earns a score of 61.
This American staple gets a score of 32 when it’s made with cheddar cheese and whole wheat bread.
A small cheeseburger from a fast-food restaurant earns a score of 8.