The best nutrition apps to help you eat clean and stay healthy

My Diet Coach Weight Loss Booster, Calorie Counter

My Diet Coach is another Swiss army knife kind of nutrition app – which means that, in case this figure of speech flew right over your head, it is loaded with features, several of which are at your disposal for free. My Diet Coach’s healthy eating-inducing features include a calorie calculator, a visual weight loss tracker, personalized diet reminders, a diet diary, motivational photos and daily inspirational quotes, a custom avatar that slims down with you, awesome rewards for making healthy lifestyle choices, daily challenges, a barcode scanner, a recipe calorie calculator, a wide range of tracking tools, and last but certainly not least perseverance tips and a Food Craving Panic Button tailor-made for emergency situations. Scoring this impressive list of features requires a subscription that costs either $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year.

Food Monster – 5000+ Vegan Recipes

Having been launched by the biggest plant-based and vegan food recipe website on the interwebs –  a website that also happens to be a multifarious platform targeting the eco-conscious generation -, it is the least bit surprising that Food Monster trots out a monstrous collection of vegan recipes. From this vast recipe collection, 500 are at your disposal for free, but by sacrificing a measly $1.99 per month to the Food Monster, the benevolent beast will grant you access to an additional 8,000 vegan recipes and more than 10 daily recipes delivered to you on weekdays. To ensure that you find the vegan meal that fits your current cravings or a specific special occasion, you can not only narrow down your searches and browse recipes by diet, occasion, meal type, or ingredient, you can also discover seasonal favorites, popular themes, and recipes handpicked by One Green Planet’s editors.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal is an A-lister superstar among iPhone nutrition apps that’s been declared the undisputed number one in its category several times and has been featured on world-famous TV shows and in world-renowned magazines – with Appolicious being a prime example for the latter. You think we are kidding, but we’re not. As for what makes Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker so special, well, if we had to pinpoint a single feature that is also relevant to the topic of this app compilation, it would definitely be the barcode scanner-food database tag team: by merging their powers, they are capable of analyzing more than a staggering 5 million food products, ensuring that you’ll be able to retrieve essential nutritional information about any grocery you’re planning to purchase. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker’s miscellaneous features include thorough nutrients tracking (pertains to all major nutrients such as fat, calories, carbs, protein, sugar, fiber, and cholesterol, to name just a few), exercise tracking, seamless integration with 50 plus health apps, recipe importing, the ability to set up personalized diet goals, in-depth reports, and last not least progress charts.

FoodPrint™ Diet by Nutrino

Despite the fact that you can access many of FoodPrint™ Diet’s features without spending a single dime, the rather naïve proverb that states that the best things in life are free does not ring true in the case of this outstanding nutrition app; so to get a little extra you have to give a little extra. You can choose from 3 subscription plans: $7.99 per month, $18 for three months, or $40 per year. What you get for your hard-earned cash is personalization galore: personalized diet plans, personalized weight loss plans, personalized meal and suggestions, and personalized dietary, health, and fitness tips. You can set all sorts of dietary goals from reducing body fat percentage to gaining muscle mass, and you can log, monitor, and compare daily and weekly nutritional and health breakdowns to see how far you’ve come and to keep yourself motivated. To top it off, FoodPrint™ Diet packs complete diabetes support, full nutrition support for pregnant women, and last not least a feature called “Eat Out” with which you can find healthy restaurant meals near your location and get full nutritional information for each recommended dish.

YAZIO Calorie Counter, Diet & Nutrition Tracker

Trotting out an immense selection of features covering basically all aspects of healthy eating, YAZIO perfectly fits the mold of versatile iPhone nutrition apps. By downloading and registering YAZIO for free, you’ll get personalized diet plans optimized for a pair of goals that couldn’t be any more different (losing weight and building muscles, to be exact), a food database with more than 2 million foods, a barcode scanner, comprehensive nutrition tracking (calories, fat, protein, and carb), exercise and activity tracking, burned calories tracking, a pedometer, and seamless synchronization with Apple’s integrated health app and an assortment of fitness apps. For more advanced features – such as additional nutrition tracking tools, body fat, blood pressure, and blood sugar tracking, and last not least nutrition-specific meal plans (e.g. high protein, low carb) -, go pro for $19.99 per 3 months, $29.99 per 6 months, or $39.99 per year.

Nom Nom Paleo

Nom Nom Paleo is an award-winning nutrition app focusing on a diet that’s gained just as much popularity in the last few years as veganism, and that diet is paleo. Nom Nom Paleo brings you more than 145 gluten-, soy-, and refined sugar-free recipes with high-resolution photos showing you each step of the cooking process, an in-depth shopping guide so that you avoid foods that no caveman or cavewoman in their right mind would approve of, a Whole30-friendly, one-month sample meal plan with links to recipes to give you a taste of the paleo lifestyle, and we could go on until mammoths are finally resurrected via genetic engineering. Nom Nom Paloe costs $5.99, but if you’re serious about joining the paleo tribe, it is definitely money well spent, and Nom Nom is undoubtedly the best iPhone nutrition app for aspiring cavemen and cavewomen.

Lose It! – Weight Loss Program and Calorie Counter

Lose It! helps you lose any amount of extra weight with a weight loss program that’s been lauded as one of the most effective in the whole wide world. The method that Lose It! puts into practice is simple on the surface but complex on the inside: all you have to do is tell a few vital details about yourself – such as your activity level and your dietary habits and preferences -, and the app will deliver you your very own, personalized weight loss plan. To add another layer of personalization, you can set goals depending on what you are trying to achieve with your diet. These goals include nutrients goals, exercise, blood pressure, weight loss, and even daily food budget. Since an iPhone nutrition app without a potent food database-barcode scanner duo is like a cat lacking the essential feline tendency to act like a jerk every once in a while just to show who’s boss, it is the least bit surprising that Lose It! has the aforementioned essential duo in its arsenal. We wholeheartedly believe that competition is one of the greatest driving forces and motivating factors in any context, which is why we were so glad to see that Lose It! has exercise, weight loss, and overall wellness challenges for teams, groups, and individuals alike.

Fooducate – Lose Weight, Eat Healthy, Get Motivated

Fooducate is one of the best nutrition apps for iPhone, which is evidenced by the countless number of awards it took home and by the praise it received from fitness trainers, dietitians, doctors, and of course from a wide range of media outlets, both print and online. With Fooducate, you can track not simply the quantity, but also the quality of your food intake, which is paramount to a healthy diet and an essential feature that only the most outstanding nutrition apps are able to provide at a truly professional level. Speaking of a truly professional level, Fooducate comes equipped with a barcode scanner capable of identifying and, from a nutritional standpoint, analyzing more than 250,000 food products. Moreover, the barcode scanner grades the products from A to D based on the extent to which they fit into your diet, and in case it deems the items you’re about to buy unhealthy, rest assured that you’ll be recommended healthier alternatives. To top it off, Fooducate brings you personalized dietary and nutritional advice based on a variety of factors such as age, health conditions, weight loss goals, allergies, current activity level, and your preferred type of diet.

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