Calling all foodies! Who wants a little tech support with their healthy eating? Tracking your nutrition has never been more easy or fun. There are loads of benefits, from helping avoid allergens to sustainable food sourcing.
Whatever your reasons for logging your meals, a decent app can work wonders. We’ve gathered the best healthy eating apps to help you make your meals more enjoyable, nutritious and ethical.
Good for: Zero waste fans.
If you’re the environmentally conscious sort, it might be time to download Giki. This ‘sustainable shopping companion’ rewards you with badges depending on how ethically you shop. A range of factors are considered, from the food’s carbon footprint to whether it’s been responsibly sourced.
Good for: Gluten-free eaters
Ever been caught out without a gluten-free option? This app tells you where your nearest gluten-free restaurants and bars are. You can tweak the search to suitable environments from child-friendly to a gluten-free beer after work.
Good for: fans of great value, great tasting supermarket wine
Let’s face it – most of us don’t know our Malbec from our Merlot (despite our impressive sniffing techniques). So take the confusion out of wine buying with this app. Simply scan the barcode to reveal the Wotwine expert value. If it’s higher than the shelf price you’ve found a bargain. If it’s lower, think again.
Good for: Fitness-loving foodies who appreciate someone else doing the cooking sometimes
You fancy an after-work Hussle but don’t particularly want to slave away in the kitchen after. Enter EatFit, the healthy eating app that helps all veggie-lovers eat out. Search for healthy restaurants near you and browse the hundreds of menus featuring low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Good for: Those wanting to improve and track their overall health and fitness
More than 6 million users can’t be wrong, surely? This free to download app is the most popular app designed for weightloss and fitness. Being confronted with cold hard facts about your calorie intake and activity levels is the best motivation for losing weight.
Good for: people who want to learn what’s lurking in their food
Worried about the quality of your supermarket food? This app is for you. Just scan the barcode with your smartphone to get an in-depth nutritional analysis of trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, added sugars and more. Finally, you can confidently find convenient food that is truly healthy.
I have a friend who has coeliac disease so gluten-free isn't just a fad for her. I'll let her know about that app, what a good idea.
My Fitnesspal all the way. You can't go wrong with it for keeping tracking of things. It's helped me lose over 2 stone and I am now much fitter.
I really like the sound of that Giki and have never heard of it before. People will shop much more ethicially if it's easier and cheaper, so an app is the perfect solution.