The result is a powerful map, which *theoretically* creates a “leanness graph” of sorts — healthier, lean foods fall in the top right, blue area; fatty, unhealthy foods fall in the bottom left, red area.
Bananas sit right next to cookies, popcorn, cereal and french fries. While I wouldn’t put bananas in the same health stratosphere as cookies or french fries, they do have A LOT of sugar which explains their positioning (sugar decreases the fullness effect). Bananas can still be a staple in any healthy diet — they’re one of my favorite foods — but consider the occasional apple, orange, or pear (they’re higher in fiber and lower in sugar).
Regardless, don’t take the graph as science. I’m skeptical about the end result — for instance, white pasta DOES NOT belong in the powder blue circle — but it’s still an interesting perspective to consider
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