Not long ago, I was diagnosed with a severe Food Allergy after never having one before. I was overwhelmed with having to re-learn how to cook, shop, and live all over again. I did the only thing I knew to do….I had a pity party. My dad was the one who talked me off the ledge that day by telling me to get on my computer and find out what Apps were out there that could help me. ( Don’t you hate it when your parents are right…) Much to my chagrin, he was right. There were a plethora of Apps for Food Allergy sufferers and my favorite of the lot was Fooducate.
The marketing for Fooducate would lead you to believe that it’s just another weight loss App, but it’s so much more than that. It’s free to download and has paid upgrades for different diets and/or allergies. My favorite feature is a bar code reader that will scan the package and then give you a nutritional breakdown of the food in question, as well as, any allergens etc.
The shopping Cart feature is also great because it’ll make suggestions for substituting healthier foods on your list, which can then be emailed to someone else. Grocery shopping can take hours for someone who has to read every label, and this app took the agony out of grocery shopping for me. I highly recommend it. Here’s what the reviewers says:
”Fooducate provides key information about products like artificial flavorings, colorings, and more. If you want to try a more specific diet like eating just whole grain products or going gluten-free, Fooducate will make the perfect companion as you can compare things you’re debating buying with other alternatives that users and dietitians have rated higher in quality and content.”