10 iPhone apps help track vitamin intake
See how easily these apps can help you or your patients get the nutrients they need.
The frantic pace of today’s busy world makes it difficult to ensure your body is getting all that it needs. Children, jobs, volunteer work and household
chores are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the average person’s daily tasks.
It’s no wonder that many people have a difficult time tracking food and vitamin intake. Luckily, iPhone apps such as these can make monitoring vitamin
intake for yourself and your family a breeze:
MyFitnessPal is a free app that not only tracks your vitamin intake, but also counts calories, carbs, protein, fat, sugar, cholesterol
and more. You can input your foods and recipes manually or simply scan the barcodes on your store-bought products to make tracking quick and easy. You
can also input all the exercise you do each day to get an accurate count of calories, and even see how much you will weigh in five weeks if “every day
is like today.” To see your daily vitamin intake, go to your food diary and scroll down.
Food Diary and Calorie Tracker by MyNetDiary HD:
MyNetDiary is an all-inclusive app with more than 40 screens. It tracks your vitamins, water intake, body measurements, weight and much more. Like
MyFitnessPal, MyNetDiary has a barcode scanner to make monitoring effortless.
TheCarrot.com is designed to help you take control of every aspect of your health. Not only will the site’s iPhone app help you track vitamin intake
and calories, it also tracks mood, sugar levels for diabetics, blood pressure and so much more. Some of its unique features include adding photos to
trackers and custom plans for things like quitting smoking, weight management and fitness.
Cronometer: This app is easy to use and stresses the importance of maintaining the proper amount of nutrients, especially while dieting. This
app will track more than 60 nutrients and is available for $2.99 from the App Store.
Diet & Food Tracker—SparkPeople: The popular health website SparkPeople.com now offers a useful application for health-conscious iPhone users. It tracks nutrients
and calories, and has an easy-to-use barcode scanner. It also offers users animated exercise demonstrations, meal plans and much more.
Nutrition Journal for iPhone—Vitamin and Mineral Tracker:
Nutrition Advanced tracks more than 30 nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and macronutrients. It counts calories as well. You can generate a daily
log for a comprehensive analysis of your nutrition as it compares to the U.S. dietary guidelines.
Calorie Counter by CalorieCount.com:
Calorie Counter is an extension of the popular website CalorieCount.com. This app will track your vitamin intake along with your calories through a
handy bar code scanner, by typing in the food item manually or by voice activation. Voice logging can come in handy when you are in a rush or handling
multiple tasks. In addition, all food items come with a food grade and a list of pros and cons to aide you in your decision making.
Tracking the vitamin and nutrient content of the foods you eat every day has never been so easy. This $1.99 app was featured on Apple’s New &
Noteworthy list, and is available in more than 40 countries around the world. Access all the information you need to determine how many vital nutrients
and vitamins you’re getting and to find vitamin-rich foods to boost your diet.
Vitamate tracks both daily and all-time percentages of vitamins, minerals, calories and more, and allows you to make favorite food lists for easy
future access. There is also a convenient reference section that provides you with information on what foods can provide vitamins you are lacking.
Now that tracking your groceries is a breeze, what will you do when you are ordering out? There’s an app for that, too. It’s called Mint Nutrition, and
it provides a nutritional label for restaurant items so that you can easily see the vitamin content without missing a beat. You can also create
nutrition labels for “plates” with multiple items. Plus, Mint Nutrition can create custom labels for items around your house and your own recipes.
Vitamin deficiencies can cause a large array of problems for both children and adults. Thanks to technology, ensuring you are meeting your daily
requirements no longer has to be a difficult task. Whether you are seeking to improve your health, correct a deficiency or increase your energy, utilizing
a nutrition application on your iPhone will make your goals easily attainable. With information, helpful tips and speedy calculations at your fingertips,
healthy living can become your reality today.
Elisabeth Wright is a freelance writer and frequent contributor for
vitaminsandminerals.net. A version of this article first appeared
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