We found that the bad food was bad because it was mainly composed of sugar, high in cholesterol, high fructose corn syrup, caffeine, and fat. The good snacks had things we need like calcium, less sodium, iron, and protein. We also realized that some good things are bad if you have too much of them at one sitting.
The healthy foods were mostly fruits. They were abundant in natural sugar and plenty of vitamins. You need a variety of vitamins. They had no trans fat or cholesterol. My group and I learned the right number of servings for a variety of food you should consume daily. It is also important to look at the calories per serving and the calories from fat.
The latest magazine rating for best nutrition accuracy was in 2004-2005. A score of 5 is an excellent score, 4 is good, and 3 is fair. These are just the top 25 magazines.
Consumer reports, Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, and Shape all earned 5’s
Child, Parents Women’s Day, Cooking Light, Fitness Redbook, Self, Good House Keeping, Health, Runners World, Better Homes and Gardens, and Prevention all earned 4’s.
Readers Digest, Men’s health, Cosmopolitan, and Muscle & Fitness all earned 3’s.