There are literally hundreds of ways to eat healthfully, the digital way. Having a complete guide to nutrition at your fingertips is a great way to stay fit, healthy and proactive on the aging journey. So what apps are the best at counting those calories?
MyFitnessPal continuously tops the charts of best apps for tracking nutrition and eating healthfully. The app, along with many other food-tracking apps out there, draw on the simple idea that if you keep track of what you eat everyday, you’ll lose weight. The concept is simple but effective. I mean, who doesn’t want to forget about that trip through the drive thru? But if you you have to physically enter in “bacon double cheeseburger and a large fry” in a system that shows you the nutritional value, you may think twice about going through those golden arches. MyFitnessPal has a database of over 5 million foods, allowing you to easily enter and track the things you eat. The app allows you to track fitness, set goals and connect with others in their online community. The app is free and eliminates excuses to eating right.
Don’t forget about the water! Water Tracker is another free app that helps you drink enough water during the day. Generally forgotten, water is by far the most important nutrient you need to survive. Our bodies are over 50% water, and in order to keep in top shape, we need to keep drinking. With this app, you can track how much water you drink against recommended daily intake goals. If you haven’t had enough, the app will send out reminders. You can add your own glass size to the system, making the amount of water you drink easy to keep track of and enter.
SparkPeople Caorie Counter
Like MyFitnessPal, SparkPeople Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker has millions of food items in their database to track against nutrition goals. What we like about SparkPeople’s food tracker version is that it offers fitness demonstrations, recipes and more to help you make the most of your overall health goals.
Aside from general apps, you can find an app to help you digitally keep track of diseases like diabetes and heart conditions to specific diets like Weight Watchers and Dash. So head on out there to your app store, your health awaits!