Americans and Nutritionists Disagree On Healthy Foods

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Americans and nutritionists lock their horns on much popular healthy food such as frozen yogurt, granola bars, sushi,  American cheese and more.

Wow, this is going to be interesting. Nutritionists might not agree with you for the foods you consider to be healthy. On the contrary, you might not agree with what nutritionists suggest as healthy food.

There is an overload of dietary advice leading to complete misunderstanding of what is healthy and what is not.

Which foods are healthy? seems a very simple question in principle and a person who is health conscious would know which foods to pick up from the supermarket.

Unfortunately, the answer is anything but simple.

“Twenty years ago, I think we knew about 10 percent of what we need to know” about nutrition, said Dariush Mozaffarian, the dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “And now we know about 40 or 50 percent”.

Recently New York Times carried out a  survey to look into how the public and nutritionists thought of common 52 foods. The results are quite telling with diverse opinions including experts. The survey was conducted through

The survey was conducted through Morning Consult, a media, and polling firm (who also surveyed a representative sample of the American electorate)  and members of the American Society for Nutrition.

Over 70 percent of ordinary Americans surveyed, considered granola bars to be healthy while most of the nutritional experts disagreed. Some other foods which general public thought to be healthy and experts disagree are frozen yogurt, coconut oil, granola, slim fast shake, orange juice and American cheese.

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Image: New York Times

On the other spectrum, foods like quinoa, tofu, sushi, hummus, wine and shrimp received the seal of approval from nutrition experts.

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Image: New York Times

read complete survey at Where Americans and Nutritionists Disagree

The good news for sushi lover and wine drinkers is that nutritionists say – hit the bar!!

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