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Are you Fooducate (d)? (Healthy Living Aps Worth Downloading)

Posted Aug 20 2012 8:08pm

The uses for technology are booming and the old school thought that healthy living and technology can’t coexist has become a false mentality. In actuality, pairing healthy living with technology can improve the outcome of how we live our lives.

One of the smartphone applications that I have fallen head-over-heels in love with is called Fooducate .

What is fooducate? It’s a “personal grocery advisor, helping people choose the best food for their families”

Fooducate allows you to scan your foods bar code. Once scanned the application pops up an overall rating based on a algorithm that is determined based on nutrients, ingredients, processing, and fortification.

The application also provides calorie information, percentage of likes on foods by other users, healthier alternatives for the same type of food, product details and an explanation on why the product was graded in a specific way, user comments on each food item, and the ability to share your food with others in your social network.

Fooducate is ADDICTING! I found myself going through my fridge and cupboards scanning everything and then reading the overall descriptions and ratings. I have begun using it while grocery shopping to make sure that I am choosing the healthiest options for my family.

Not only does Fooducate provide amazing information and insight into food consumption, the the user interface is easy to utilize and very “pretty”. And if that weren’t good enough… it’s free! All the info you need at your fingertips for no cost.

One of the greatest aspects about Fooducate is how it incorporates learning into grocery shopping and food consumption. It makes finding healthier alternatives easy and takes the mystery out of what is really in your food.

Fooducate can be downloaded for both android and apple.

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