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Thursday, July 14, 2016

IS SUSHI HEALTHY? WHAT ABOUT GRANOLA?


Americans think granola bars, frozen yogurt, and SlimFast shakes are healthy; nutritionists disagree and counter with quinoa, tofu, hummus, and wine.  Why the difference?  One possibility is that everyday Americans don’t notice all the added sugar in the foods they, but not nutritionists deem healthy.  And, many average consumers may not be familiar with newer foods, like quinoa (which many nutritionists praise as a “supergrain), or ethnic imports, like tofu and hummus. There are some areas of nutritional consensus. Nearly all nutritionists and consumers surveyed agreed that oranges, apples, oatmeal, and chicken could be described as healthy and that chocolate chip cookies, bacon, white bread and soda could not.

Source: New York Times, 7/5/16, Healthy Foods