Natural Food Guide - Heart healthy low glycemic index eating
Never before in history did we have so many healthy foods easily available. Yet, the incidence of food related chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity is rising rapidly. The app Natural Food Guide is a food database that helps you eat healthy again. Centerpiece of the app are profiles that help you conduct several dietary strategies. These profiles incorporate many criteria and highlight suitable or unsuitable foods for you.
You can find the following profiles in the app:Dietary strategies to prevent high blood pressure
The main factor in the development or prevention of high blood pressure is the salt content of our food. Reducing the salt intake can have a tremendous impact on cardiovascular health. However, several other factors need to be considered, too, such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, fibers, antioxidants, fructose and alcohol. The profile "Healthy fats" is an ideal addition to this profile.
The focus of this profile is the optimal supply of omega-3 fatty acids. Foods with an ideal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio are highlighted and you can easily spot foods which contain a high proportion of healthy fats.
Low glycemic load
Based on the glycemic index and the serving size the app calculates the glycemic load of all foods and gives them a color-coded rating. This way you can easily see which foods have a high or low glycemic load.
The low carb profile categorizes foods according to their carbohydrate content.
Natural and minimally processed foods
This profile highlights natural foods in green and minimally processed foods in yellow. All processed foods, such as white flour products or sugar loaded sodas are hidden.
Vegetarian and vegan diet
Everyone with a vegetarian lifestyle can individually highlight or hide foods that contain animal ingredients, such as meat, fish, dairy, egg and honey.
The profiles can be combined or complemented with own criteria, e.g. a lot of vitamin C or iodine. The list can also be sorted ascending or descending by nutritional values.
There are a lot of things to discover! In the following you can find an overview of the main features:Dietary profiles
• Lower blood pressure
• Healthy fats
• Low glycemic load
• Low carb
• Natural foods
• Vegetarian and vegan diet
General nutrition facts
Calories, water content, salt, protein, carbohydrates, sugars, starch, fibers, fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), α-linolenic acid (ALA), linolic acid, omega-6/omega-3 ratio, cholesterol, glycemic index, glycemic load
Minerals and micronutrients
Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, iodine
Vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K
• Sort foods by nutrition values
• Combine multiple filter criteria, e.g. low sugar and high vitamin C
• Recommended daily intake of nutritives
• Display nutritional values per 3 oz., 100 g or serving size
• Detailed analysis of more than 900 foods
• Display food names in several languages: German, French, Spanish and Dutch
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