How do I know which list a food should be on?

Our lists are consulted on by a panel of experts. Each item on the Real Lists is there for a number of reasons. The key factors we examine when compiling the lists are health benefits, nutrient density, carb count, hypoglycaemic load, ease of access, ease of preparation and whether or not ingredients are moreish or self-restricting. I would also add in that the lists are compiled by a panel of experts


If you would like to propose a new ingredient for the Real Lists, or you have more research that you feel could enhance the effectiveness of the current Real Lists, please do submit it to us with any supporting docs or links. We review the lists each quarter and we would love to have your input.