Even for people who love keeping up with their exercise routine, healthy eating can be a challenge. Between work, family, social commitments, and hobbies, we’re busier than ever before. Luckily, some truly innovative apps are available to help us stay on track even during the hectic work week.
Here are a few of Forbes‘ top picks:
- Substitutions - Apple iPhone and iPad ($0.99). The name says it all–this app helps you make smarter choices at the grocery store, offering alternative choices for the foods you should probably avoid. And when you’re cooking and realize you don’t have an ingredient, the app can suggest a similar item to use in its place.
- Fooducate - Android, Apple iPhone (price varies). This powerful app decodes the beguiling language of nutritional labels, allowing you to quickly discern the basic nutritional value of foods by scanning their barcodes. It also scores the healthfulness of foods, giving you a quick, clear reference when you’re racing through the grocery store.
- Locavore - Android, Apple iPhone (free). If you’re committed to eating locally and seasonally whenever possible, this free app is well worth the download. It helps you track farmers markets and stands in your area so you can stock up on the best produce available, and even better, it’s socially integrated with Facebook, so you can instantly update your friends on the best fruits and veggies in your neighborhood.
These are just a few of the fantastic tech tools available at your fingertips. Contact us to learn more about integrating exercise, healthy eating, and overall fitness into your life!