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FoodGuide app review: helping you make healthy choices

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Introduction

Sometimes even with the best intentions we still don't make healthy food choices simply for the fact we don't have the information we need. The FoodGuide app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to help you make the choices that are best for you and your diet. If you need to watch the sodium, sugar, fat, or other nutrients/vitamins in a particular food this is the app to help you do just that. The app provides users with information on hundreds of the most popular and common foods.

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Natural food guide - Heart healthy low glycemic index eating

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Make an Informed Choice

How can you go about eating healthy foods and meeting your own health requirements/restrictions if you don't know the factual make-up of a particular food? The FoodGuide app provides users with information on hundreds of common foods so you'll be able to quickly view the vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. The information is given per 3 oz or 100 g serving. You will be able to view the total sugar, carbohydrates, protein, fibers, fat, glycemic index, glycemic load, cholesterol, and calories.

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With this information you will be able to make choices that really benefit you and your lifestyle. If you are a vegetarian, vegan, have high blood pressure, are diabetic, or have other issues this is a must-have tool come meal time. In its most recent update more foods and thumbnail photos were added, there were enhancements made to the design, the developer added a printable Shopping List feature, and there were other fixes and improvements.
 

Foods are broken down into categories
Foods are broken down into categories

Locating Foods

Of course the FoodGuide app is only as effective as its user interface so it needs to provide customers with a fast and simple way of finding the foods they are interested in. When you launch the health and fitness app you are taken to a quick tutorial screen, which I find is a great feature. You won't be left with any questions after browsing through this section. From here you can head to the food categories which are broken down into such things as fish, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, meats and sausages, and more. Even beverages can be found on the app.

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When you head into the category all the items are listed in alphabetical order making it easy to scroll through the list. If you'd rather you can use the search tool to look for a specific item quickly. Tap on any item to see its full breakdown and from here you can add it to your Shopping List, make a comment and rating on it, and read its Wikipedia page. You can sort foods based on their nutritional values and the app supports a variety of languages.
 

View nutritional details on hundreds of items
View nutritional details on hundreds of items

Natural food guide - Heart healthy low glycemic index eating

$4.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Offers information on hundreds of common foods
  • View a complete nutritional breakdown of each food
  • Add foods to your Shopping List, make notes about them, and view its Wikipedia page
  • Make use of the search tool
  • Sort foods based on nutritional values

Cons

  • The user interface is very basic and doesn't feel very modern
  • It would be nice to be able to share the information on social networks
     

FoodGuide screenshot
FoodGuide screenshot

Final Thoughts

The FoodGuide app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is meant to help you make informed food choices and in that regard it is successful thanks to its user-friendly interface.

 

Natural food guide - Heart healthy low glycemic index eating

$4.99
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