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COPD App Spotlight: Nutrition Apps

By Do More With Oxygen

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

nutrition apps

When you have COPD, it’s important to watch your diet. However, it might be hard to keep track of exactly what you are eating and their effects on your health. Fortunately, apps can help with that. We’ve picked out some apps that may help you track your food intake and ensure you’re getting the right nutrients according to your doctor’s requests:

1. Foodle

Foodle is an app that helps you track the fruits and vegetables you eat to see where you need to get more of a specific vitamin. It also will help you look up vitamins and see which fruits and vegetables contain significant amounts of that vitamin. You can learn about the foods you love and find new ones to enjoy. This app is available for Android devices.

 

2. Waterlogged

One of the most essential parts of a healthy diet is having enough water intake. Water breaks up mucus, keeps you hydrated, and promotes overall wellbeing. This app helps you track your water consumption throughout the day and will remind you to keep drinking water when you skip updates. This app is available for Apple devices.
 

3. FoodPlannerLite

This app not only allows you to plan out your meals in advance of eating them (which makes grocery shopping much easier), but also gives you the nutrition facts for each meal. This helps you plan healthy meals that will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This app is available for Apple devices.

 

Sources:

Healthline, Accessed 6/30/2016

Core Performance, Accessed 6/30/2016

 12 Tasty, COPD-Friendly Recipes

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