Imagine how different your grocery cart might look if a dietitian tagged along on your next trip to the market. Try the next best thing: free mobile apps designed to make your choices easier—and more nutritious.
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|Is calcium propanoate safe to eat? How about those other bizarre-sounding ingredients on grocery labels? Chemical Cuisine gives you the scoop with just a few screen taps. Each ingredient gets a color-coded designation—green for “safe,” yellow for “cut back,” orange for “caution, needs more testing,” red for “unsafe” or blue for “certain populations should avoid”—as well as science-backed reasons for the rating.||This app helps you navigate one of the store’s most confusing aisles: supplements. LabDoor tests hundreds of supplements for label accuracy, product purity, nutritional value, ingredient safety and projected efficacy. Each supplement gets an overall grade (A to F), a summary of the test findings, and quality and value rankings compared with other products in that category.||Scan items before you buy to discover whether they align with your health goals. Each product receives a score (determined by registered dietitians) from 1 to 100. You can also read the “why” behind the score or peruse suggestions for healthier choices. Before you start, you have the option to create a profile, indicating dietary preferences and restrictions. Don’t skip it—it allows the app to customize the product scores according to your needs.|
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