Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI), is a new scoring system that will be used by Whole Foods to guide shoppers to healthier choices during grocery shopping. ANDI looks at a product The idea behind nutrient density is that it is not good to only know the minerals and vitamins in the foods we buy, but we also need to know the phytochemicals and the protective compounds. These nutrient high density foods have been known to protect us from common illnesses that affect most of us.
It’s an interesting concept and I saw it for the first time today at Whole Foods when I went to pick up my daughter’s milk. I am sure other grocery stores will follow with something similar to guide their customers but looking at the list the nutrient dense foods are also among the most unpopular food items among both children and adults. I will post