Health and Wellness: Nutrition Made Easy
Eating a nutritious diet is critical to our health. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are all on the rise. When at the grocery store it can be difficult finding the most nutritious foods for your family. With products labeled low fat, fat free, no sugar added, made with whole grains, etc. you can have a hard time determining which product is the most nutritious.
At Super 1 Foods we have a system, called NuVal, that can help you weed through all the labeling to find the best product for your family. NuVal is a nutritional scoring system that scores food from 1 to 100. The higher the score the better the nutrition. NuVal looks at 30 different nutrients and nutrition factors along with how those nutrients affect disease states.
NuVal was developed by a team of nutrition and medical experts lead by Dr. David Katz of Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. The NuVal scores have been endorsed by the American College of Preventive Medicine and a study by Harvard School of Public Health determined people eating a diet including foods with high NuVal scores have a lower risk of chronic diseases.
Next time you’re in the store wondering if you should get tortilla chips or pretzels look right at the price tag for a number from 1 to 100 in a blue double hexagon. The higher the scores is the better the nutrition.