NuVal System Separates the Good From the Bad
|Yogurt: full of calcium, vitamins, and candy|
Fruits and Veg
The good: Apricots, asparagus, beans, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, kiwi, lettuce, mustard, okra, orange, spinach, squash, strawberries, and turnips.
The bad: Coconut. The only fruit that scores below 78, comes in at 24.
The good: Ryvita, of course. Scores 87.
The bad: Keebler Townhouse Bistro Multigrain Crackers. Scores a 2. Note the sly inclusion of the health buzzword "multigrain" sandwiched into the rest of this nonsense name. It's a townhouse! No, it's a bistro!
Anything fat free scores a perfect 100. From there, it's downhill fast.
The good: Barilla plus multigrain gets a big hug with a score of 91. Expect your value to plummet once you add butter and cheese.
The bad: Any wide-ribbon egg noodles, unless they're "yolk free."
NuVal definitely does not like eggs. Real eggs score no higher than a 33, soundly trounced by Papetti Foods Better'n Eggs Healthier Real Egg Product (68) and Egg Beaters Egg Substitute Original (57). Personally, I never eat anything with the words "substitute" or "product" in the title, so you're on your own here.
Another nonsurprise: The fish we all love best is riding the low numbers. NuVal doesn't have anything to say about farm-raised fish or endangered species, and their algorithm obviously doesn't measure PCBs or mercury. What we're encouraged to eat verges dangerously close to drudgery: sardines. catfish, Atlantic salmon. And guess where our cherished lobster meat ends up? Right at the bottom with a score of 36.
For the rest of the story, visit their website or watch the scintillating video below.