Posted by Casey Morgan
Just a few years ago, people needed registered dietitians to calculate calorie intake and learn about healthy food choices.
Today anyone can calculate calorie intake themselves, make healthier food choices and keep a comprehensive food log all in the palm of their hand.
If you’re familiar with the saying, ‘There’s an app for that,’ that’s because there is.
There are countless applications to assist and educate concerned eaters with the touch of a smart phone screen.
Apps like “Eat this, not that! Restaurants” by Men’s Health Magazine provide a simple tool to make ‘food to food’ comparisons, enabling the user to choose a healthier menu item over another. There’s even a section for the best and worst foods in America, regarding nutritional value.
Another app, “Calorie Counter Pro” by MyNetDiary, has a built-in UPC bar code scanner so users can scan items in a grocery store to see their nutritional value. It also keeps track of meals with in-depth calorie analysis, exercise activity, water intake, daily steps and blood pressure.
Have you used any of these food-conscious apps? Do you think they’re beneficial? Can the obesity epidemic be impacted by these nutritious apps?