Does the phone help us eat better?

Does the phone help us eat better?

These applications rely on criteria to assess the nutritional quality of foods. It’s a bit like Nutri-Score, the French food label system, with its letters and colors on food packages. Green for healthy food and red for bad.

Not only do they give advice, they tell you the ingredients and nutritional value, and give a rating. Isabelle Bourgogne talks about it with:

They both tested some of these tools: they shared their feedback with us.

Why are food rating apps so popular? Is it a gimmick or a tool you can trust? What are the limits of the information they provide? If we, as nutritionists, are wary of this, what sources of information would we recommend?

We seem to be becoming more concerned about what we eat. why is that? Can these apps develop feelings of guilt? Danger of food obsession, called Osteopathy?

It is not an exaggeration to say that it has become difficult to understand the labels?

If too much information is not enough, what really essential information should you have before making a decision, in order to avoid the biggest pitfalls?


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"Bacon ninja. Guru do álcool. Explorador orgulhoso. Ávido entusiasta da cultura pop."

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