Wholesome - Healthy eating whole food nutrition tracker and food diary
By Wholesome, Inc
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Winner of the 2014 Innov8 for Health competition, Wholesome is designed to make healthy eating fun, appealing, and easy. With Wholesome you can identify gaps in your nutrition and get whole food suggestions to help you improve your diet. Offering tracking of over 80 macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Wholesome has the most comprehensive database available for whole foods.
Wholesome is also highly personalized. Using factors like your age, gender, and whether you are pregnant, Wholesome sets customized goals for you that you can then track toward. Want to set your goal higher for a particular nutrient like protein? You can adjust your goal for each nutrient in the Settings page.
With Wholesome you can:
- Track what you eat to find out what nutrients you are not getting enough of in your diet.
- Find out what to eat when you’re low on a particular nutrient, like iron.
- Add your own foods into the app by entering its nutritional content.
- Set your own goals for each nutrient, or default to the USDA guidelines for your age, gender, and activity level.
- Maintain your food diary: add or remove foods to any day in the last week.
- View Food ‘Tips’ to learn about selecting and preparing whole foods for the most nutrition.
- Learn about each nutrient’s health benefits
- Sync with Apple Health kit to send nutrition consumed information.
The ‘tips’ section features content like: pesticide risk and when to buy organic, how to select foods at the store, how to store them at home, how to prepare them for the most nutrition, their glycemic index rating, their GMO risk, whether they are safe for pets, and much more!
Wholesome is intended to help you maintain a natural whole-food diet in which a full spectrum of nutrients are consumed for optimal health. It is not intended as a calorie-counter or weight-loss program, though it does sum up calories.
The database is comprised of whole foods and common pantry items and does not contain a barcode scanner feature. The data and recommendations are reliably sourced from the USDA.
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What's New in Version 4.5
Added ability to edit account information - email/username
Added support for Fluid Ounce/Milliliter for user added foods.
Fixed couple of bugs which was causing the app to crash in the food diary page.
Really great food record
Really love the good nutrition detail, the sources, benefits, and the 7-day, 14-day views, and the lots of micronutrients /vitamins, not just the minimum. A few problems- when I deleted a custom food from a day it took it out of whole thing :-/ And it would be nice to be able to enter my regular foods. I have coffee with half and half every day, but I have to start like it's a new item. (Update! I went to previous day, tapped on it, hit 'Eat it' and it added to new day. Happy I discovered this!!! Good for repeating foods. ) I'm sure some of the problems are from my not understanding whole app. But it sure does make you conscious of what you eat, as a food diary would, but no nagging about diet, lose weight, etc, which is a problem with other apps. As with most Americans, I'm usually too high in sodium, sometimes protein which was a surprise, not enough fruit, vegetables. < The benefits convince you how great they are for you, so it motivates you to try to eat more of the good things! You can also sync with nutrition record in phone Health app if you wish. I wondered if I could mail weekly summaries to myself. If I learn more will add to this review.
Right way to track!
This app is absolutely wonderful! It's the right approach to tracking nutrition. What it isn't is a pointless calorie counter. The app is colorful and organized well. It seems to be pulling from a variety of sources, mainly the USDA database and user submitted entries. Stats can be exported to the Apple Health app which rocks. I'm the type that cooks "wholesome" (vegan) meals and I don't eat much packaged food so most of the foods I log are in the app, but for the few ingredients it is missing the user submissions help out. The community foods could load a tad faster, but being a developer myself and seeing this app being designed by a husband and wife warms my heart. It's never as easy to design a great mobile app as some people think, but you guys nailed it! Great job and thanks!
Great app for tracking detailed health information!
This app is exactly what I was looking for! It has so much information on the vitamins and minerals in whole foods and is perfect for tracking exact intake, daily. It is well organized, colorful, easy to navigate and pure genius! Thank you creators of this app!! It also has tips of buying certain foods at the store and how to prepare them to get the most vitamins and minerals out of the foods you eat! Stellar! This app is the best of its kind and you should see what it does for your knowledge on vit/min content of the yummy foods you put in your body! 110% satisfied. Highly recommended!