Which Foods Are Good or Bad for You? The Answers May Surprise You!

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Jul 7, 2016 12:35:27 PM

Fruit and Granola Bar

Should you pick up or put down that granola bar? It depends on who you ask. 

Writers from the New York Times and Morning Consult, a media and polling firm, recently surveyed hundreds of nutritionists to see which foods they thought were healthy. Then they asked members of the general public what they thought about those same foods.

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The result? Obviously, the experts don’t always share the same opinion as the general public on what’s healthy, but some foods that we didn’t agree on were downright surprising. For example, the widest gap in opinion occurred with granola bars. More than 70 percent of the general public described granola bars as healthy, but only 28% of nutritional experts did.

There were also foods you might expect everyone to agree on, but they didn’t. Quinoa is often described as being good for you. But when the question was asked, 89% of nutritionists described quinoa as healthy and only 58% of the general public did. Likewise, 90% of nutritionists say hummus is healthy, but only 66% of non-experts agreed.

Where does your favorite food rank on the list? Read the article to find out.

New to quinoa? Try this healthy recipe for Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad.

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