Saturday, August 25, 2012


Looking for an app to help you choose better foods? Give "Fooducate" a try. It's much like the "Shop Well" app I posted about a while back. This app allows you to use your phone's camera to scan UPC codes and access information about that product. It gives the food item a grade based on how healthy the it is. Foods are graded based on ingredients, processing, nutrients and other criteria. Foods that are packed with nutrients and minimally processed are given higher grades. They also give the products FoodPoints values based on the amount of fat, carbs, fiber, and protein they contain. The lower the FoodPoints the better. This feature is intended to help dieters choose healthier foods. I really like the "alternatives" feature, which offers healthier options to the food in question. 

You can search for foods on the Fooducate website by clicking on "browse" or get the iPhone app here and the Android version here. The app allows you to share your information with the Fooducate community, create grocery lists, and submit new products for analysis. The basic and "Diabetes" versions are free, but they also offer "Plus" for $3.99 and "Allergy & Gluten" for $4.99.

1 comment:

  1. Fooducate sounds interesting, in a way this app makes you select the items that is healthy for you. Those who are concerned more about their health, this will prove good to them.