Information presented in the app is sourced from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. The associated elementary effects of individual nutrients (understood as positive health effects in the program) have been established on the basis of publicly available and generally accepted information as correct.
Nutrients & Vitamins
The proportion of the individual components depends on the element. It can be percentages, grams, milligrams, micrograms.
Alpha Carotene, Ash, Beta Carotene ,Beta Cryptoxanthin, Calcium, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Choline, Copper, Energy, Fat Monounsaturated, Fat Polyunsaturated, Fat Saturated, Fiber, Folate DFE, Folate Total, Folic Acid, Food Folate, Iron, Lipid Total, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Retinol, Riboflavin, Selenium, Sodium, Sugar, Thiamin, Vit A IU, Vit A RAE, Vit B12, Vit B6, Vit C, Vit D, Vit D IU, Vit E, Vit K, Water, Zinc
Positive effects on health and body
The program takes into account the general relationship between nutrients and effects on the body (in a positive sense). The detailed impact and its mechanism are not explained.
Acidbase balance, blood, blood vessels, bones , brain, building proteins, cardiac function, cells, digestion, energy, metabolism, enzymes, fluid balance, gums, hair, hormones, immune system, increase blood cholesterol, iron metabolism, kidneys, lower blood cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, muscle function, nervous system, prevent destruction of vitamin A and C, protects some diseases, skin, teeth, tissues, vision
A search filter that is simple to use and offers great possibilities
The main feature of the program is creating a list of products according to 3 main sorting criteria. Choose a criterion (e.g. calories, fat, calcium, zinc, etc.) and determine whether you are looking for MAXIMUM or MINIMUM values in products. You will receive a list of products that meet your criteria. You can continue to edit the list. You can delete a given product group or limit yourself to only one of them. And that's not the end...
Set 3 main search criteria. Choose max or min option.
Choose e.g. maximum iron, minimum cholesterol, minimum sodium
Results of searching for food products that best match the given parameters
Search results are clear and transparent. The products are grouped according to specific groups of food products. Each element can be clicked for more filtering options
Additional filtering option
The list of found products can be further edited very easily. By click on the selected product we can remove the belonging group of products entirely from the list or limit it only to products from the category to which the selected product belongs
The clipboard allows you to store many products previously found. This allows for many activities such as later product comparison or adding up all the nutritional values.
The previously saved products with their weight are stored in the clipboard. You can view the details of any product in the saved list.
Simply tap on it.
The nutritional values of the products stored in the clipboard can be summed up and displayed in the summary table.
The option allows you to use the program as a simple calorie counter.
Calculation of the carbohydrate exchanger for all products from the list and the number of servings for each group of food products (calculated only for simple products; complex products and dietary products not recommended are not included).
An alternative method of controlling the nutritional value balance may be the use of nutritional exchangers. This is especially useful, for example, when preparing a diet by diabetics.
Unfortunately, using nutritional substitutes can be confusing in some cases. They should be used responsibly, preferably in consultation with a specialist dietitian.
The program allows for their determination, but it is done only in the case of simple products, e.g. banana, carrot, chicken breast, etc. Complex products included in the database, e.g. ready meals, are not taken into account in this case - it is calculated only a carbohydrate exchanger. This is due to the fact that a finished product composed of many components cannot be broken down into simple (basic) products in the program. Importantly, the program also does not calculate nutritional exchanges for products that are not appropriate from the point of view of proper nutrition. Examples include sweets and alcoholic drinks. For these products also only the carbohydrate exchanger is calculated.
Nutritional exchangers can be calculated for a single product or for the entire list of products stored in the clipboard. For a single product view, if serving exchangers cannot be computed (or if the product does not qualify for any of the groups) - "N/A" is displayed.
Serving exchangers are counted for 6 product groups. They are defined in detail below. A single product can be classified into one group. Therefore, in a view for a single product, only one value will be computed and the rest will be "-" (see the picture).
BASIC CARBOHYDRATE EXCHANGERS
They are calculated for each product. The carbohydrate exchanger is the basic nutritional substitute. However, it may be counted differently in different regions.
Carbohydrate Exchange 1 CE = 15 g of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrate Portion 1 CP = 10 g of Carbohydrates
SINGLE PRODUCTS SERVING EXCHANGE
They are only calculated for simple ingredients, and not all of them. Products unsuitable for proper nutrition (e.g. sweets, alcohol) are omitted. The assignment to a specific group is automatic.
Protein Serving Exchange:
Very Lean Protein 1 serving = 7 g of Protein and 0-1 g of Fat
Lean Protein 1 serving = 7 g of Protein and 2-3 g of Fat
Medium-Fat Protein 1 serving = 7 g of Protein and 4-5 g of Fat
High-Fat Protein 1 serving = 7 g of Protein and more than 6 g of Fat
Fruits Serving Exchange 1 serving = 15 g of Carbohydrates
Vegetables Serving Exchange 1 serving = 5 g of Carbohydrates
Starches Serving Exchange 1 serving = 15 g of Carbohydrates
Fats Serving Exchange 1 serving = 5 g of Fat
Diary Serving Exchange 1 serving = 12 g of Carbohydrates
More search options
You can also search for specific food information in other ways. You can simply search for a product by name or display products from a given group or even a subgroup of products. You can also use a search engine that associates products with specific effects on health and the body. The last option works on the basis of generalized, publicly available information.