Good morning and welcome to the second installment of Tech-y Tuesday!
Today I wanted to feature a food tracking app since I did a physical activity one last week. Full disclosure: there is not one food tracking app that I 100% love but if I had to pick, Fooducate would be one of my top Essential Health Apps.
What it is: Fooducate is a personal grocery advisor, developed by a dad of 3 to help people make healthy food choices. Theapp grades foods and drinks on a scale from A to D (with A being the best and D being the worst, duh). They take into account a whole bunch of factors but to sum it up; fresh, minimally processed, nutrient dense foods are graded highest whereas highly processed Franken-foods score the lowest.
Why I like it:Fooducate is not funded by the food, drug, diet or supplement industries. Nor does Fooducate sell, peddle, distribute or otherwise offer magic pills, secret celebrity diets, and/or exotic supplements. They also have great Daily Tips where I get a lot of inspiration for posts. Topics include public health policy, food-related current events, health claims and other marketing tricks to watch out for at the supermarket.
They have a free version and a paid app. I downloaded the free one first but within 5 minutes I decided I HAD to have the full version and paid the $5 for it. It’s not perfect but it’s definitely worth checking out.
Do you use Fooducate? Do you have any favorite health apps?