Stay healthy: Get the best from your diet with the app FoodGuide

Which foods are rich in protein, but low in fat? Which fruits provide adequate amounts of vitamins? How do certain foods affect my blood sugar level? With the app FoodGuide for iPhone and iPad, it is now possible to take a closer look at the nutritional value of over 700 foods, allowing you to compensate for any natural nutrient imbalances.

Brief summary:
- An on-the-go practical nutritional guide
- Updated version 1.3: FoodGuide
- NEW: Glycemic index and glycemic load
- Nutritional information database for food
- Recommended daily intake of nutritives
- Search criteria for specific analyses
- Extra functions for vegetarians
- Links to wikipedia articles
- Shopping list and function for adding comments
- Supported languages: English, German, Dutch, Spanish
- Price: $2.99
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Device Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later, Universal Application

NEW: Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
Nutritional habits have changed dramatically in the last 150 years, a period in which more and more industrially processed, fatty foods are being consumed. Humans are eating fewer and fewer fruit and vegetables, while the consumption of sugar has increased almost tenfold, and a human being’s metabolism is simply not prepared for these extremely high levels of fats and carbohydrates. This change in diet can sometimes have fatal consequences. Obesity and diabetes have become common diseases, and an unhealthy diet can result in bodily shortages of vital vitamins and minerals.

Dieticians recommend a high-fiber diet that raises blood sugar levels gradually, and the app FoodGuide is a valuable aid in this regard. In addition to displaying the nutritional values of sugar, carbohydrates and fiber, it can also, with the help of the glycemic index and glycemic load, be used to estimate the degree to which certain foods cause blood sugar levels to rise. The data is then rounded off by the vitamin and mineral content of foods and their corresponding daily requirement.

Numerous additional functions
Foods can be conveniently sorted according to certain nutritional characteristics. In this way, foods can be found and listed with, for example, high protein or vitamin content. Using the function Find based on requirements, you can create your own criteria, in order to identify products that fall into these categories. The search criteria can also be easily mixed and matched, allowing you to, for instance, search for foods high in zinc but low in cholesterol. An important additional feature for vegetarians and vegans is the option to exclude meat, fish, milk and eggs from the search entirely.

New version now available for download
FoodGuide - Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients 1.3 (10,1 MB) is available as an universal app in the iTunes AppStore – under the category “Foods & Drinks”. It is priced at $2.99 (or equivalent in other currency).

FoodGuide - Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients: contains the following nutritional values:
- General nutrition facts: calories, protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, total sugar content, glycemic index, glycemic load, fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, cholesterol
- Minerals and trace elements: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium
- Vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K

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Information about Baliza GmbH:
Baliza GmbH specializes in the development of apps for the iPhone and iPad. Apps are produced in direct responsibility and upon customers’ requests. Founder and CEO Tanja Credner has been working on the conception and development of mobile apps since 2009.

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