Los Angeles, CA
A 22-year-old male asked:
are apps such as fooducate a scam? they don't even reveal their grading policy as to why something is "healthy", and i feel like everyone's dietary needs are different, rather than one-size-fits-all.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
I agree: You are much better learning a bit about healthy eating, which isn't that complicated. Your physician might be your guide here, and he/she also knows what's right for you, and how to balance what you like with staying healthy & fit. These apps exist because people believe in tech over common sense -- and perhaps even more, because it amuses people to tell each other, "you are eating wrong.".
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
A guideline: Apps about diet and nutrition can be used as a guide to selecting healthier foods, but you are correct - they should be used as an overall guide, not an individualized plan. I would not say that those apps are a scam; if used appropriately they may help people make better choices.
5040 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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