Keep track of the foods recommended by Dr. Greger in his New York Times Bestselling book, How Not to Die.
In the years of research required to create the more than a thousand evidence-based videos on his website NutritionFacts.org, Michael Greger, M.D, FACLM, has arrived at a list of what he considers the most important foods to include in a healthy daily diet.
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen details the healthiest foods and how many servings of each we should try to check off every day. He explains his rationale in his book How Not to Die.
All his proceeds from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements are all donated to charity.
NutritionFacts.org is a non-commercial, non-profit, science-based public service provided by Dr. Greger, providing free daily updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. He has nearly a thousand videos on every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.
Like this app, everything on the website is both free of ads and free of charge.
- Brand new design
- Daily Dozen tracking now persists over multiple days
- Visualize your progress over time with our new Charts integration
- Enable a daily reminder with a custom time setting in the Daily Reminder Settings
- Backup your data to your files
- Added additional links in the main menu including The Daily Dozen Cookbook
- Updated About information in the main menu
Ratings and Reviews
Love the Updated Version!
Thank you for an entirely revamped app. I was happy with the old version as a way to track my nutrition through consuming the Daily Dozen. I was also thankful that it was a free app. I love the new updates including historical data, the ability to check off boxes right on the home screen, and the addition of tracking vitamins B-12 and D. In future updates, I would love to see a couple of “extra” boxes next to each category as optional to check off - they don’t need to count toward number of servings but sometimes you ingest more greens than the recommended and that’s not a bad thing! I’d like to have visibility to the extra good things I’m doing. The other thing I would like to see is adding a user-defined section where we can add our own daily health goals. It might be taking a probiotic, or another type of supplement customizable to your own health needs. I think that users might even be willing to pay for a version of the app that includes customization. Either way, thank you for spreading your message and helping us to stay on track!
Nice new features but needs some tweaks
A lot of nice features were added to the app (progress tracking, the ability to check off your servings from the main screen, etc.), but at the expense of some of the app’s ease of use.
For one I think each item of the daily dozen now takes up too much room. You have to scroll more to see all of the Dozen, whereas before you could get a much better overview of your Dozen (and quicker navigation to each item).
And while the addition of metric weight measurements is nice, it shouldn’t be the default setting every time you open the information window of a category. How many people are weighing their food as opposed to measuring its volume? At the least the app should remember your most recent setting (metric or imperial) so you don’t have to keep switching it every time.
All of this means that the app takes a little longer to use, which I’m not a fan of. When you use a daily checklist you want to be able use it quickly as possible (with as few taps and scrolls as possible).
(I also personally preferred the percentage progress bar to the fractional progress bar. That’s may just be my preference though.)
So again, nice new features, but the user experience went down a little for me. I preferred the simplicity of the previous version of the app, and wish that some of it could be implemented back in (without losing the nice new features).
Amazing New App!
This app is the perfect tool for living a whole foods plant-based plantpure life! Whether you are a newcomer to this lifestyle or a veteran veggie lover this app is ideal. Very easy and simple to use, without any unneccessary gimmicks, it is a great way to keep track of adequate intake of the components of a healthy diet and fitness routine. While having an accountability app is so useful, I have always given up on them after no time at all because they took up too much time to use. And I have no time to spare fiddling around every time I want to eat something! This takes literally 2 seconds to use making it so convenient. Also the recommended foods and activities by Dr. Greger are fantastic! What a perfect cheat-sheet while grocery shopping, or even planning to get in some exercise! Love this and have always wished there were something like it but there was no such app...UNTIL NOW!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.