Researchers have developed a new tool that helps consumers choose healthy products, as well as helping food companies and restaurants produce healthier foods.
Food Compass profiles the nutrients using cutting-edge science to chart different characteristics that could positively or negatively impact health. The tool was developed over a period of three years by a team from Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Massachusetts.
The system ranked sweets and desserts, sweetened sodas, and energy drinks as products that should be consumed only minimally. With raw fruits, other fruits, and vegetables raking highest in the Food Compass scoring.