The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat, Ranked by Scientists

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.

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Best Trader Joe’s Desserts Ranked From Worst To Best

Your sweet tooth will thank me.

As a loyal Trader Joe’s shopper and a devoted fan, I am more than a bit familiar with the products at my local TJ’s. And when it comes to sweets, not all products are created equal. Here are a bunch of popular Trader Joe’s desserts ranked so you know exactly what to skip and what to stock up on.


Turkish Fig Bites

Hannah Loewentheil

Despite the slightly sexier branding, you can’t disguise a Fig Newton.


Dark Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Hannah Loewentheil

You know exactly what

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