Healthier living through digital devices
There’s an app for that! Or so the saying goes. Therefore if you want to start living healthier and lose weight, here are a few popular apps to help you along the way. They might even make the tasks of food shopping and meal preparation fun. Get ready, healthier living is just a click away!
Fooducate won Apple’s best of the iPhone Health & Fitness category in 2011.
Are you confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims and marketing hype? With the Fooducate app for your Andriod or iPhone you’ll have a virtual dietician in your pocket (or purse). Fooducate is supported by a team of parents, dietitians, and techies who strive to help you make better choices for you and your family. Because at the supermarket you have very little time to analyze food labels and extract the information that is important to you.
How it works: Use your smartphone’s camera to scan the product package’s UPC bar code. The product will receive a grade (A-, B+, C, etc.) based on its nutrition facts and ingredient list. You will get information on unhealthy ingredients you’ll want to avoid, such as excessive sugars, trans fats, and high fructose corn syrup. Our modern diet full of processed foods, trans fats, and sugar is at the root of obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, cancer, dementia, and adverse biological effects. Fooducate recommends minimally processed foods and real foods that are naturally rich in nutrients. This way, you can make better food choices for you and your family.
Of course, to make the very best food choices, choose real food that doesn’t have a food label!
Gojee turns your iPad into a cookbook.
Getting good food into your refrigerator is the first step towards a healthier life. In a world of mass manufactured food products, getting back to basics and cooking nutrient-rich real food with and for your family is the most important thing you can do for optimal health and well-being. But for many busy families, figuring out just how to do that can be a challenge.
Tablets such as the iPad have replaced traditional cookbooks in many kitchens offering cooks access to thousands of recipes from apps and the internet at the tap of a screen. Gojee.com and Gojee mobile app is compatible with iPad and will help you to use all of your new healthy ingredients to make easy-to-prepare meals.
How it works: Within the app or website type in any food allergies, food preferences and dislikes, and the ingredients you have on hand. The site or app will then serve up recipe suggestions with mouth-watering photos from their team of 200 food bloggers around the web.
These digital solutions are just two of the ubiquitous health and wellness apps available to empower you with tools to help you eat healthy. Read the following articles to learn about other weight loss apps:
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Published On: October 17, 2013