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iOS iSodium Updated with Extremely Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updated his iSodium app to version 7.0.  This app helps determine sodium content in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

Version 7.0 of iSodium has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

If you are working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of sodium in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful. There isn’t any sodium in water is there? Find out in the included information on managing sodium intake.

 

The iSodium app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of sodium. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in cholesterol all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

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)
  • Sodium Content (in milligrams)
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA Nutrient Database Number

 

This app now allows users to record their intake of the nutrient. 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.

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Sodium Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings 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”).

 

The iSodium app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

iSodium is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

iSugars App: With Extremely Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender updated his iSugars app, which helps users trying to restrict their sugar intake by determining sugar content in foods. This is one of the apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch.

 

 

Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.

 

The newest feature in version 7.0 of iSugars is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

“High intakes of dietary sugars in the setting of a worldwide pandemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease have heightened concerns about the adverse affects of excessive consumption of sugars. In 2001 to 2004, the usual intake of added sugars for Americans was 22.2 teaspoons a day (355 calories per day). Between 1970 and 2005, average annual availability of sugars/added sugars increased by 19%, which added 76 calories to Americans’ average daily energy intake. Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the primary source of added sugars in Americans’ diets. Excessive consumption of sugars has been linked with several metabolic abnormalities and adverse health conditions, as well as shortfalls of essential nutrients. Although trial data are limited, evidence from observational studies indicates that a higher intake of soft drinks is associated with greater energy intake, higher body weight, and lower intake of essential nutrients. National survey data also indicate the excessive consumption of added sugars is contributing to overconsumption of discretionary calories by Americans. On the basis of the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines, intake of added sugars greatly exceeds discretionary calorie allowances, regardless of energy needs. In view of these considerations, the American Heart Association recommends reductions in the intake of added sugars. A prudent upper limit of intake is half of the discretionary calorie allowance, which for most American women is no more than 100 calories per day and for most American men is no more than 150 calories per day from added sugars.” (Source: Abstract from “Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health” – A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association)

 

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)
  • Sugars Content (in grams)
  • Calories
  • Percentage of Sugars 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. 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”).

 

The iSugars app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

iSugars is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. As always, updates are provide free of charge. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “Most Popular iNutrient Apps Bundle (5 apps) App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients.  It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

iPotassium Update With Extremely Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updated his iPotassium app, which aids in determining Dietary Cholesterol in foods. This is one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, which is much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

One new feature in version 7.0 of iPotassium is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

Potassium can help with: Anxiety and Stress; Blood Pressure; Brain Function; Cramps; Regulating Electrolytes; Heart and Kidney Disorders; Low Blood Sugar; Metabolism; Muscle Disorders; Muscular Strength; Nervous System; Preventing Stroke; and Water Balance. The app makes it easy for users to quickly determine the amount of potassium in a large number of food servings based on information provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database.

 

If you are working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of potassium in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful. Essentially, the cooler the color, the lower the amount of Potassium, 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
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

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)
  • Potassium Content (in milligrams)
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA Nutrient Database Number

 

The Potassium app allows users to record their intake of food servings and its potassium information. 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.

 

The iPotassium price is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories. Review copies are available on request. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

iKals App Updated With Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updates his iKals app, which helps determine calories in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. This version brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

iKals has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

The app offers three different kinds of lookup: Search, Alphabetical, or Category. Users can enter any search term to query the database’s 1,100 entries (some entries have multiple names). Alphabetical searches of the complete list is simplified through a thumb index, which opens any letter of the alphabet immediately. Finally, users can search alphabetically through any of seven category listings:

 

  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The database is truly encyclopedic. For example, looking up “Milk” brings up more than 35 different listings.

 

Feature Highlights:

  • Lookup, customize, and record daily carbohydrate intake
  • Comprehensive database of foods based on the USDA National Nutrient Database
  • Lookup by Search, Category, or Alphabetical
  • More than 1,100 foods listed from more than 2,500 searchable names
  • Includes listings for Fast Foods

 

Information for these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Energy (kcal) Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iKals app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness and Lifestyle categories.

iOS iCholesterol Updated With Powerful Search Feature

James Hollender has updated iCholesterol, which aids in determining Dietary Cholesterol in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The previous version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. The new version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading.

 

The iCholesterol app provides information about foods and how they are rated for dietary cholesterol content. This is given as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. This can help to make sure users don’t exceed their recommended daily amount of Dietary Cholesterol.

 

There are eight tables listing foods:

  • All Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Egg
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The All Foods table includes a search capability to quickly find food servings you are interested in. Selecting an item in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight in grams
  • Common Measure, e.g., 1/2 cup, etc.
  • Dietary Cholesterol Content
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ID

 

The Information in these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Dietary Cholesterol Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates
  • iFiber – Fiber
  • iKals – Calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium
  • iProteins – Proteins
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats
  • iSodium – Sodium
  • iSugars – Sugars
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iCholesterol app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Medical category.

iOS iFiber App Update With Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender announces the update to iFiber app, which aids in determining the amount of fiber in foods.  Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The last update made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. With version 7.0, it brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The best newest feature in version 7.0 of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

Users can record their intake for any food. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order, grouped by date, 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. Individual Intake Items can be copied to the current day, and all Intake Items for a single day can be copied to the current day.

 

How can fiber help you lose weight? Fiber is the part of plant-based foods that our bodies can’t digest. It passes through our digestive tract without providing nutrition or calories, and yet it is very healthy for us.

 

Populations that eat greater amounts of fiber-rich foods are generally healthier. While all of the reasons for this are not known, it may be because the fiber-rich foods themselves are healthier. Perhaps fiber’s greatest value, however, is in helping to keep us slim.

 

Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.

 

Meat and dairy products contain no fiber, and refined grains have had most of their fiber removed. To increase your intake of fiber, eat more whole and natural foods, and fewer processed foods.

 

Some good examples of fiber-rich foods include:

  • Whole grains (barley, oats, wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • Legumes (dry beans, lentils and peas)
  • Other vegetables
  • Fruits

 

Products labeled “whole grain” are made with the complete grain kernel, whether the grain remains intact as in oatmeal or it is ground to make bread, pasta or cereal. Cracked wheat is also made from the complete kernel, but don’t be mislead by wording like “100% wheat” or “multi-grain.” Don’t be misled by color, either. Most wheat bread is almost identical to white bread except that caramel coloring has been added to make it look more natural.

 

Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health, but do it gradually. Rapid increases in consumption of fiber may result in gas or diarrhea.

 

The iFiber app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Fiber content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The foods servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

 

The iFiber app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Including:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iFiber app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization you represent when making your request.

iFiber 7.0

 

iNutrients App – Save 25% During Pandemic

In order to help with the money crunch during the Pandemic, Indie developer James Hollender is offering 25% off his iNutrients app. This includes the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. The database includes 8,789 different foods and 15,438 food servings.

 

 

Despite the enormous number of foods and food servings in the USDA National Nutrient Database, there are still many which aren’t included. Having the capability of defining Custom Foods that are missing fills this gap, which then makes keeping track of daily nutritional intake more complete.

 

It’s extremely slick to be able to input the information from a packaged food’s nutrition label and moments later see color codings for all ten nutrients indicating the ranking of their concentration.

 

Once the data from the nutrition label is input and saved, the color rankings show up for the Custom Food indicating Carbohydrates are Extremely High (Black); Sodium is Very High (Dark Red); Calories are High (Red); Potassium, Saturated Fat & Sugars are Moderately High (Orange); Proteins are Moderate (Yellow); Cholesterol & Fiber are Moderately Low (Light Green); and Vitamin K is Unknown (Gray) because data wasn’t available. This immediately points out that maybe this small meal, eaten frequently, isn’t as nutritionally good as originally thought.

 

Each Custom Food Definition has one main Serving Size and an allowance to add up to three additional ones. Nutrient data is extrapolated for each of the additional Serving Sizes based on their weight compared to the main Serving Size.  All Custom Food Definitions are automatically included in searches of the entire USDA database.

 

There is nothing that prevents the user from collecting nutritional information for a complete meal and then creating a single Custom Food for that meal. This provides the capability to speed input of the same meal eaten frequently.

 

If for some reason the user doesn’t agree with the developer’s default Color Scales for the ten nutrients covered, each individual scale can be customized. Making a change will be reflected for all previously recorded data when next presented.

 

Ten key nutrients:

  • Calories – Great for anyone concerned about weight management
  • Carbohydrates – Used to make glucose which is the fuel that gives you energy
  • Cholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – Aids in the production of Vitamin D
  • Fiber – Essential for cardiovascular health; prevents constipation; improves control of diabetes
  • Potassium – Helps with anxiety and stress; blood pressure; brain function; cramps, etc.
  • Proteins – Important for Bodybuilders, Vegetarians or Vegans
  • Saturated Fat – Eat only moderate amounts to keep healthy
  • Sodium – Would you believe there’s sodium in water?
  • Sugars – Help keep your sugar intake under control
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D & K2 – Extremely important for anyone taking Blood Thinning Medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

These nutrients are listed and presented throughout the app in alphabetical order. Icons used to help easily identify the nutrients are from other apps by the developer, each covering a single nutrient corresponding to the nutrients in this app are used throughout. For the price of just a little more than two individual nutrient apps, users can get all ten nutrients in a single app.

 

iNutrients utilizes information taken from 100% of the USDA National Nutrient Database for each of these ten nutrients, unlike the individual apps which only cover less than 10% of what’s available. Users will find the Search functionality lightning fast as all needed infromation from the USDA database is local to the app – no internet connectivity is required.

 

From the Search functionality the user can save information for the foods they eat each day. They are able to pick a serving size and then either record a multiple of 0.1 – 9.9 servings; or optionally create a custom serving size from 1 to 500 grams. As they change the serving size they can graphically see the the effect on the various nutrients via color coding ranging from white to black.

 

The My Data section allows users to access up to a full year’s worth of Food Serving Intake Items stored in their Personal iNutrients Database. Select any Intake Item to get the complete information available. From the display users can tap the Action button in the upper right corner to:

  • Delete – Delete the current Food Serving.
  • Change Number of Servings – Change the number of Servings for the current Food Intake Item.
  • Change the Intake Date – Move the current Food Serving to another day. – This is extremely useful if the user wasn’t able to enter what they’ve eaten on the day it occurred; just simply enter it and then use this function to change to the date needed.
  • Copy the Intake Item to Today – This allows the user to copy an individual Food Intake Item from any day, making a copy for the current day.

 

The Customize section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired in addition to the new feature of creating or updating Custom Food Definitions.

 

This universal app shows rotating images occasionally on the right, when run on an iPad, that are representative of the 25 different Food Groups designated by the USDA. Versions of these images will typically be seen whenever a food group is identified on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. More features are planned for upcoming future releases, especially in the areas of customization and reporting.

 

James Hollender is also the creator of the Life Inventory apps which allow users to discover more about themselves than they ever thought possible, and at just a small fraction the cost of a single visit to a therapist.

 

iNutrients is reduced from $7.99 to $5.99 (USD) during the Pandemic and is available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iOS iCarbs App – Now with Powerful Search Capability

James Hollender updates his iCarbs app, which aids users trying to keep track of their carbohydrate intake. This is one of apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K.

 

 

This version made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. It brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on iOS devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big feature in this version of iCarbs is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

The iCarbs app provides information about foods and how they are rated for carbohydrate content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat.  The app employs a simple color scale to help readily identify the approximate quantity of the nutrient contained in each food serving rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Carbohydrates all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

If you are interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps.