August 7, 2011Kathy
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This app is so handy to use. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad and there is an Android app you can download. The company also states they are currently working on making it possible to download the app from other phones. I’ve downloaded it to my iPhone. When I go to the grocery store, I look at the ingredients on the back of every box and every can, before I put it into my grocery cart. It used to be very time consuming and sometimes the print is so small I can barely read it.
But now my life has been made a lot easier, at least when it comes to grocery shopping. Now when I go to the store, I go to my app “Fooducate” and when I look at a box of cereal I scan it with my iPhone and Fooducate tells me about the cereal. I find out how much sugar is in a serving, if it is really healthy for me or not and actually has an “alternative” cereal that is more healthy for me.
I’m always amazed at how deceiving a food product really is. The name of the product will make you think it’s really good for us. For instance, the cereal may contain the words “whole grain” in its title but, in reality, it isn’t 100% whole grain. There may be a small quantity but I would have thought it was 100% whole grain. With this app I can find out what it is really made of and how much of the “good stuff” is in there and how much of the “bad stuff” is in there. It tells me if it contains trans fat and/or BHT. Fooducate will even rate the food for you.
The app has about 160,000 products and they update it continuously. It was initially created by dieticians and concerned parents. It appears to be a totally objective analysis. The company claims it is not associated with any food manufacturers and the company doesn’t sell any pills, supplements or diets.
I really recommend trying this app out. I have been amazed at how wrong I am about certain products I’ve been buying for years and the app has done all the hard work. I love this one.
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