Going Beyond Calorie Counting: How Technology is Helping Us Evaluate the Quality of Our Food

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In a world with an overwhelming grocery item choice surplus, it’s hard to know what foods are best for our health. And, with so many different diets and food fads, it isn’t easy to decipher what will help us achieve our health goals. 

But what if I told you there’s a way to make healthy eating easier? What if there was a way to use technology to your advantage in the kitchen? 

In this blog post, we will explore the future of food and how technology is making it easier to eat healthier. From apps that track your macros to kitchen gadgets that make meal prep a breeze, read on to learn more about how you can use technology to eat better.

Food labeling and nutrition-tracking apps

One of the most notable ways technology improves our understanding of food quality is through food labeling and nutrition-tracking apps like Yuka. These apps allow users to quickly scan the barcodes of the products they purchase and provide them with detailed information about each item’s ingredients and nutritional value.

Yuka is a popular and user-friendly food labeling and nutrition tracking app on iOS and Android platforms. The app uses a traffic light system to help users quickly evaluate the quality of the products they are considering, with green indicating good quality, yellow indicating moderate quality, and red indicating poor quality. And what’s also great, Yuka is free!

In addition to providing users with information about the ingredients and nutritional value of the foods they eat, Yuka also includes a comprehensive database of over 700,000 products and offers personalized, healthier replacement items. The app also provides information about the environmental impact of different products, allowing users to make more eco-friendly choices if they wish.

If you’re looking to eat healthier, these apps can be a valuable tool in helping you make better choices about what to eat. And if you’re trying to lose weight, apps like LifeSum and MyFitnessPal can help you keep track of your progress and ensure you’re on track by tracking the calories, fat, protein, and other nutrients in your food. 

MyFitnessPal Diary Food Log View – Carbs, Fat, Protein macros

In addition, many apps offer features like personalized meal plans and nutrition coaching, providing users with tailored recommendations for eating healthier and achieving their health goals.

Tools and gadgets

In addition to food labeling and tracking apps, some tools and gadgets are designed to help us evaluate the quality of our food in real-time. 

For example, smart kitchen appliances like sous-vide cookers and air fryers can help us prepare meals with precise temperature control, ensuring that our food is perfectly cooked every time. 

There are also devices like food thermometers and pH meters that allow us to measure the quality of our food as we cook, ensuring that it is safe and delicious.

Some gadgets can make cooking healthier meals quicker and easier. For example, there are air fryers that allow you to cook food with almost no oil, and there are also smart food scales that can help you portion out your meals accurately.

So if you’re looking to eat healthier in the future, don’t be afraid to take advantage of all the tools and gadgets available to help you out.

Food delivery and meal prep services

Another way that technology is helping us make better food choices is through the use of food delivery and meal prep services. 

These services allow us to quickly order fresh, healthy meals from the comfort of our own homes, saving us time and effort in the kitchen. In addition, many of these services also offer personalized meal plans and nutrition coaching, further helping us to make informed decisions about the foods we consume.

Dozens of different companies are offering these services, and they are becoming increasingly popular. This is likely to continue as more people become aware of the benefits of eating healthy food.

Cheers to healthier versions of us 

We all know that we should eat healthier. But let’s face it, sometimes it’s just easier said than done. With our busy schedules, finding the time to cook a healthy meal or grocery shopping for healthy ingredients can take time and effort.

Thankfully, some new advancements in food technology are making it easier than ever to eat healthily. From apps that help you plan and shop for healthy meals to kitchen appliances that cook for you, there are plenty of ways to make eating healthy a breeze.

So cheers to a healthier future for all of us! Here’s to hoping that these new food technologies will help us all lead healthier lives.

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Zack Gehin
Zack Gehin
Hi, I'm Zack! I created ZTMG! I nerd out about the future, crypto, nfts, sci-fi, AI, and all things tech. When I'm not designing software, working on bettering user experiences, and hiking with my dog, I am here writing. Feel free to follow me and say hi!

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