Anyone go grocery shopping at Copp's this weekend? Most of the food items have a little score next to the price tag, O being least healthy, 100 being most healthy. Of course the number doesn't tell you specific nutrition information, but it's a quick and easy way to compare, say, apples, pears and grapes. Did you know that carrots are more nutritious than bacon? I didn't know that. How about that salmon fillets are more nutritious than Van de Kamp's Fish Sticks? Well, they are.
Ok, so maybe that stuff is obvious. Did you know that strawberries and blueberries score a perfect 100? How about that sauerkraut is terrible for you? (I think it was a 4, even worse than the bacon) Even supposedly "healthy" breakfast cereal like Kashi is really pretty weak on nutrition. Nectarines are a 99, and I rarely buy them, but I like them and I think I'll buy them more now. I was always told that iceberg lettuce and celery are pretty worthless, but their scores were decent, though I still stuck with romaine.
I guess I found the scores both interesting and really helpful and I'll be the first on board supporting the big brother fascist liberal health czars when they suggest making this a requirement at grocery stores. I'm not sure how much it changed my shopping, though I skipped the pickles and went back for a couple of cucumbers instead, but I can tell you it didn't hurt my shopping (unless your last name is Claussen).
I hope they adopt Nuval or something similar at Woodman's. I tend to go there when I've got a lot of shopping to do.http://www.nuval.com