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Tip #25: Educate Yourself About Food

12 Feb

I recently discovered an awesome tool that I now use every time I take a trip to the grocery store. A free app called Fooducate has many functions, but the best part about it is that it allows you to scan bar codes on food and drinks, and gives you an analysis. It provides you with a letter grade, healthy alternatives, and nutritional information. Here’s iTunes description of it:

 FOODUCATE HELPS YOU:
• Track your diet, calorie quality, and exercise
• Automatically scan a product barcode, search for products, or browse by categories
• See a food’s nutrition grade (A, B, C, or D)
• Learn about a product’s pros and cons
• Choose healthier alternatives
• Add your own foods to track
• Share your feedback with the community
• Create a healthy shopping list
• Submit new products for analysis

WITH FOODUCATE, you get to see the stuff manufacturers don’t want you to notice, such as
✓ excessive sugar
✓ tricky trans fats
✓ additives and preservatives
✓ high fructose corn syrup
✓ controversial food colorings
✓ and more…

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