The food apps help decode the list of ingredients and tells you what’s really in the food you’re buying. Here are top 5 food apps to help you make smarter buying decisions:
Find sustainable, healthy and safe products while you shop. Simply scan an item’s barcode, and the GoodGuide will search its database of more than 65,000 products to tell you its rating based on health factors, social responsibility, and scientific ratings.
Even if you’re an avid label reader, sorting through 27 different types of granola bars in the grocery aisle can be mind boggling. Ever wished that someone would just tell you what to eat? That’s the idea behind Fooducate, a new iPhone app that highlights what you really need to know about edibles at the store. The app will alert you to high amounts of sugar, controversial additives such as artificial food colorings, and misleading claims. You can make informed choices without wading through polysyllabic jargon.
Locavore helps you find the healthiest, tastiest and freshest produce near you. It automatically detects which state you’re in, tells you what’s in season, and helps you find farmers markets near your location. Find out what’s growing near you now and where you can buy it – seasonal recipes included!
Chemical Cuisine, from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, features a searchable and filterable list of food additives, their descriptions, and safety ratings to help you make healthy decisions. As much as we try to avoid them, factory-made foods are in our lives. And that means chemical additives—preservatives, food dyes, sweeteners—have become regular parts of our diets. Now the Center for Science in the Public Interest has released a new app that takes the guesswork out of trying to decipher whether that strange-looking ingredient on the label is safe, one to avoid, or consumable in small quantities.
Food Facts app helps you find everything you need to know about what’s really in your food: nutritional information on thousands of different products with their ingredients, food label information, nutrient content information, protein, fat and carb information and you’ll be able to track your own food allergies and sensitivities for things like peanut allergies, egg allergies, dairy allergies, gluten sensitivity and gluten content. If you’re dieting, you’ll find valuable information on calories, fat, and carbohydrates. If you’re simply concerned about what you’re eating, you’ll find great information on food additives and controversial ingredients.
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