From the creators of the popular Fooducate app comes this new app specific to diabetes care. Features include everything in the original free Fooducate app plus: carbs, net carbs, and diabetes specific advice for over 200,000 products; healthier alternatives that are low carb/diabetes friendly; priority support; GMO info; and personalized ratings for heart health, low cholesterol, hypertension, vegetarian, and vegan profiles. Patients can lose weight by eating real food, and then tracking their progress. Fooducate grades food, explains what’s really inside each product, and offers healthier alternatives. They’ve got the largest database of UPC-based nutrition information – over 200,000 unique products and growing.
Fooducate analyzes information found in a product nutrition panels and ingredient lists. Patients will discover things manufacturers don’t want them to notice, such as:
- excessive sugar
- tricky trans fats
- high fructose corn syrup
- controversial food colorings
- GMO – genetical modified organisms (premium versions only)
- additives and preservatives
- artificial sweeteners
Overall Impressions from Around the Web:
This is a relatively new release on the scene — it’s also not available yet for Android — and there isn’t much feedback yet. Overall reception seems to be pretty good but there are some glitches in the system as is common with newly released apps. The developers seem to be trying to keep on top of these though so if you are looking for a good comprehensive app to recommend to your patients, and especially those who are interested in only eating organic foods, this one seems to check all the boxes.