Looking to eat healthier? If you’ve shopped at Whole Foods Market recently, you might have noticed some new signage and information regarding eating healthy called "ANDI" scores, which can help you do just this.
ANDI stands for "Aggregate Nutrient Density Index." An ANDI score shows the nutrient density of a food on a scale from 1 to 1,000 based on nutrient content. ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including but not limited to: vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities.
The higher the concentration of these good elements in food per calorie, the higher the ANDI score. For example kale, a dark leafy green, scores 1000, while a sugary soda scores 1.
Look for signage throughout the store like the poster below with helpful guides for foods in each department. Use this TOP 30 list below to find the most nutrient-dense foods throughout the store. For improved health, include as many of these foods in your diet as possible.