INFORMATION
Product color codes
Score color code
JollyGut assigns a color code to each grocery products, in line with the traffic light methodology available on UK food labels.
This product is rated Red by JollyGut. Food products rated red tend to present elevated levels for most of the following indicators: total sugars, added sugars, salt, fat, saturated fat, energy density. These items are more than often ultra processed food products.
This product is rated Amber by JollyGut. Food products rated amber present medium or elevated levels for 3 to 4 of the following indicators: total sugars, added sugars, salt, fat, saturated fat, energy density. These items are often processed food products.
This product is rated Yellow by JollyGut. Food products rated yellow present medium or elevated levels for 1 to 2 of the following indicators: total sugars, added sugars, salt, fat, saturated fat, energy density. These items are often processed food products.
As a general rule, it is advisable to limit or avoid red products in your diet. The JollyGut Basket Nutritional Profile helps you do so.
Amber products are relatively common. It is best to limit consumption and swap to healthier alternatives whenever available.
Yellow products are very common. It is not realistic to eliminate them entirely from your shopping basket.
Green products are generally extremely healthy. These items mostly belong to minimally-processed or unprocessed foods, and tend to be low in energy, fat or sugars.
This product contains one or many of the allergens you have indicated in your preferences. You should check carefully the details of this product before putting it in your basket.
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NOVA
The Nova Indicator measures how processed a food product is. The more processed, the higher the Nova number on a 1-4 scale. Recent nutrition science has established strong links between highly processed foods and severe non communicable diseases such as type-II diabetes, obesity, cancer. You should therefore limit the proportion of processed food in your diet, especially items graded Nova-III and Nova-IV.
Additives
The Additive indicator helps you track the proportion of additives in your food. There exist hundreds of officially approved additives. An active debate is going on between those who regard additives as harmless products and those who question whether some additives could prove harmful over the long term. What is undisputed though is that the higher the number of additives in your food, the less natural and the more processed it is. In doubt, limiting your exposure to food products rich in additives is a cautious choice.