iSatFat - iNutrient: Saturated Fat
By James Hollender
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iSatFat is one of 9 iNutrient apps based on the USDA National Nutrient Database. The others include:
➤ iCarbs (Carbohydrates)
➤ iCholesterol (Dietary Cholesterol)
➤ iFiber (Fiber)
➤ iKals (Calories)
➤ iProteins (Proteins)
➤ iSodium (Sodium)
➤ iSugars (Sugars)
➤ Vitamin K (Vitamins K1, K1D & K2)
As of version 3.0 this app allows users to record their intake of the nutrient (iOS > 4.2.1 required). The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order grouped by day, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records.
For those working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of saturated fat in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful.
The iSatFat app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of saturated fat. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:
➤ Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (10.001 - 33.000 g)
➤ Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Saturated Fat (5.001 - 10.000 g)
➤ Red = Rated HIGH in Saturated Fat (3.001 - 5.000 g)
➤ Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (1.001 - 3.000 g)
➤ Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Saturated Fat (0.501 - 1.000 g)
➤ Light Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.101 - 0.500 g)
➤ Green = Rated LOW in Saturated Fat (0.011 - 0.100 g)
➤ Cyan = Rated VERY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.001 - 0.010 g)
➤ White = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.000 g)
Essentially, the cooler the color, the lower the amount of Saturated Fat, with white being the coolest color and black being the hottest (think burnt).
There are eight tables listing food servings:
➤ All Foods
➤ Fast Foods
➤ Fruits & Vegetables
➤ Meat, Fish & Shellfish
➤ Dairy & Egg
➤ Cereal Grains & Pasta
The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles.
Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
➤ Food Title
➤ Weight (in grams)
➤ Common Measure (serving size for weight)
➤ Saturated Fat Content (in grams)
➤ Percentage of Saturated Fat by Weight (if at least 1%)
➤ USDA Description
➤ USDA Food Group
➤ USDA Nutrient Database Number
Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Fatty acids, total saturated Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different foods included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Scrambled" and "Scrambled Egg"). A few these have as many as six searchable names.
The iSatFat Info screen provides access to additional information pages:
➤ What is Saturated Fat?
➤ Why Avoid Saturated Fat?
➤ Highest Saturated Fat Foods
➤ User Agreement
➤ How to Use this App
➤ About this App (includes allowance to 1) Report a Problem; 2) Ask a Questions; and 3) Make a Suggestion)
What's New in Version 4.1
Preparations for the next version of iOS.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Aug 29, 2013
- Version: 4.1
- Size: 14.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: James Hollender
- © 2010, 2011, 2012 James Hollender
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.