Apps that help you eat healthier

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On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced first step toward potentially eliminating most trans fat from food.

So, what exactly in the food that you eat? These apps will help you find out.



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Free for iPhone and Android

Fooducate is a great app to have handy while your grocery shopping. Use the app to scan the bar code of a product you’re thinking about buying. Then Fooducate with give the product an A through F grade based on the healthiness as well as things like trans fat, excessive sugars, etc. You can also use this app to count calories and even lose weight.

What’s on My Food?

Free for iPhone

This app features over 90 foods that are most likely to be contaminated with toxic pesticides. It breaks down the pesticides in conventional food items and organic ones, and tells you which pesticides are carcinogens, neurotoxins, suspected hormone disrupters and even which toxins are harmful to honeybee colony collapse.

Seafood Watch

Free for iPhone and Android

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch app can help you find out which restaurants near you serve the most ocean-friendly fish. For the most sustainable and healthy fish around, check out the app’s Super Green list. Seafood Watch also has a sushi seafood guide for safer, more eco-friendly picks.

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