An article from the New York Times on what is and what is not considered healthy by nutritionists. An interesting graphic is included in this article plotting how healthy nutritionists think certain foods are and how healthy the public think these foods are. The two do correlate surprisingly well meaning that the public’s nutritional knowledge is fairly accurate compared to experts. Which provides a new angle when thinking about the obesity epidemic as average people have a good of idea of what is and is not good for them but are still eating poorly and becoming obese. Of course there is also their genetics to consider which may predispose people to be more prone to putting on weight.
The graph covers a range of foods including sushi, fruit, burgers, chicken, peanut butter giving both public and expert opinions.