The Guiding Stars system rates foods using an algorithm that considers positive and negative nutrients and then awards them with 0, 1, 2 or 3 stars.
“The more nutritional value a food has, the more Guiding Stars it receives,” say the scheme’s backers. “If a food doesn’t receive a star – it means it doesn’t meet our rigorous criteria.
“Guiding Stars is not intended to tell you what to buy, but rather point you toward foods that have more vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, whole grains –and less fats, cholesterol, sugar and sodium.”
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