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According to a study conducted at Cornell University, people who enjoy a varied diet typically have a lower BMI than those who are stuck eating a very dull and restricted range of foods. Making provision for the occasional treat in your diet has also been proven to be one of the best ways to boost … Continue reading Tasty Treats Found To Effectively Boost Weight Loss Efforts

Protein shakes, and other protein supplements, are ubiquitous. They’re sold at fitness centers, nutrition stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and online. It’s common practice to down a protein shake at the gym, or at home following a workout. Protein supplements hold promise that they’ll optimize muscle-building, which ties in neatly with the premise that weight training … Continue reading The Truth About Protein Supplements : Muscle Building Or Fat Gaining?

Previously, we discussed a recent study that measured the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The study yielded surprising results, namely that being sedentary had a greater risk of death than cardiovascular disease, smoking and diabetes. Researchers of the study believe that being unfit and sedentary should be treated as a disease, which needs a prescription. … Continue reading Study Shows That There Are No Limits To The Benefits of Exercise

It’s common knowledge that exercise does a body good. Previous studies have demonstrated that exercise contributes to increasing longevity. But a recent study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and published in October 2018, illustrates the true value of exercise: according the senior author of the study and a clinic’s cardiologist, a sedentary lifestyle is more … Continue reading A Sedentary Lifestyle Is More Dangerous Than Heart Disease, Diabetes And Smoking

No two workouts are created equal. As different workouts can tax different areas of your body, it’s important to not only know which nutrients you should eat which will sufficiently refuel your body (depending on the type of workout completed) but also, when you should refuel post-workout. In today’s article, we’ll look at cardio-based workouts … Continue reading When You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout (And When You Shouldn’t)

Start small. Really small. If you are having a hard time getting started, it may be because you’re thinking too big. If you want to exercise, for example, you may be thinking that you have to do these intense workouts 5 days a week. No — instead, do small, tiny, baby steps. Just do 2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 11 And 12: Start Small And Grow From There

In this series of posts about motivation, we’d already given you eight tips on how to get motivated and stay motivated. In today’s post, we’re breaking the top ten barrier by giving you two more tips that will help you stay excited as you reach your goal – no matter what that goal might be. … Continue reading Motivational Tips 9 And 10: Use The Occasional Lack of Motivation To Your Advantage

Continuing our deep dive into the subject of all-important motivation, in this post, we’ll give you two more tips that will help you stay focused and reach your goal. Motivational tip #7: Think about your goal on a daily basis As we had already mentioned in a previous post, physically writing your goal down and … Continue reading Motivational Tips 7 And 8 : Ponder And Reach Out

In our continuing series of articles detailing how to maintain your motivation when reaching for your goal, we’ve already addressed the importance of focusing on a single goal, how to get inspired, how to get excited and how to ramp up your anticipation. In this article, we’ll give you two more motivational tips that will … Continue reading Motivational Tips 5 And 6: Post It And Commit To It

In a previous post, we gave you two power tips on how to stay motivated during your target-achieving journey. In this article, we’ll give you more insight into how you can stay on track. Motivational tip #3: Create your own buzz Meaning, get excited. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember how motivational tip #2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 3 And 4: Get Excited And Anticipate

In the first of a series of articles, we’ll dive deep into the subject of motivation : specifically, we’ll give you tips on how to get motivated and how to stay motivated, all necessary if you hope to reach your end game goal. Let’s jump in with our first two power tips on how to … Continue reading Power Tips On How To Get Motivated

10 January 2019Banish The Body Shame

Body image is so prevalent in our culture, and by default, so is body shame. Even if you are the type of person that tries to steer clear of body image-related drama, it’s very easy to get caught up in other people’s body image issues. If you’ve ever had a family member tell you about … Continue reading Banish The Body Shame

In today’s post, let’s discuss boundaries. Let’s pose the following question: should fitness trainers dole out diet-related advice? Are trainers qualified to do so? Perhaps the best way to answer this question – or at least gain a better perspective to it – is to invert it: Is your dietician qualified to tell you how … Continue reading Should Your Fitness Trainer Give You Diet Advice?

Getting fit and staying fit requires a certain amount of discipline. In the quest for fitness, many people focus on the obvious: nutrition, exercise and weight training, dieting – the usual suspects. One of the more overlooked aspects of getting fit is the mental component involved. Motivation is key is goals are to be reached, … Continue reading Get Motivated With Mantras

21 December 2018Fitness Trends For 2019

An annual survey of fitness and health professionals was conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and its findings illuminate the top trends in fitness and health. The survey includes answers from more than 2,000 pros from all over the world who represent all commercial, corporate, community and clinical sectors of the industry. … Continue reading Fitness Trends For 2019

Most people think of dieting as a way to alter one’s physical appearance. However, studies in the field of psychiatry show that dieting can actually have an impact on a person’s psychology as well as their physiology. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits that proper dieting can have on your mental state, and take … Continue reading Improve Your Mental Health Through Healthy Dieting

In a previous post, we explored the link between healthy dieting and mental health, as well as listed some of the specific foods and nutrients that have been proven to promote mental health. As a reminder, targeted nutrients that you should include in your diet consumption include : Tryptophan Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamins B6 … Continue reading Top Tips To Boost Your Nutrient Intake Levels

In our comprehensive series of posts centered around building muscle, we’ve already covered how to calculate your ideal caloric intake, and its optimal breakdown into protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake levels. But what about vegetarians (and their many variations)? Where can they tap into sufficient protein sources? In this article, we’ll take a look at … Continue reading Part 4-How Vegetarians Who Want To Build Muscle Can Reach Their Protein Intake Levels

In our previous posts, we looked at the surprisingly technical process of building muscle by first calculating optimal daily caloric intake levels, and determining the necessary daily amount of protein and fat necessary to reach your target goal. In this article, we’ll tell you how to meet your daily carbohydrate intake level. As a reminder, … Continue reading Part 3-Building Muscle By Calculating Daily Carbohydrates Intake

In the first post in this series, we explain the first step in building muscle, which is calculating your caloric surplus – up and beyond your daily maintenance caloric intake level – that’s necessary for you to gain muscle at the rate that you want. In this article, we take things further, and break down … Continue reading Part 2-How To Build Muscle By Calculating Daily Protein and Fat Intakes

Protein is an essential nutrient necessary for not only building muscle, but also for losing fat. Gaining muscle might be your objective, so in this multi-post series, we’ll tell step-by-step how to build muscle, starting with this article that will teach you how to calculate the number of calories you should consume in order to … Continue reading Part 1-How to Build Muscle By Calculating Your Daily Caloric Intake (Even On A Vegetarian Diet!)

Going back about 20 years, it seemed that the hot buzzword that was on everyone’s lips at that time was ‘fat free’. Back then, fat-free foods were suddenly springing up from nowhere, and was found everywhere. That fat-free trend, in our opinion, was a result of and contributing factor to this collective idea that eating … Continue reading The Real Deal About Fats and Nutrition

In this article, we’ll take a look at what you should eat after your cardio workouts, depending on the intensity levels and duration of the workouts themselves. What should you eat after a moderate cardio? ‘Moderate’ is generally a session that lasts for 30- to 45-minutes, and could include activities such as running or an … Continue reading What You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout

Over the last few decades, the lifestyle and eating habits have changed dramatically. Industrialization and urbanization have distorted the nutritional landscape. The discovery of new food preservation techniques and refrigeration has provided us with food products which requires minimal preparation for cooking, and even ready-to-eat meals. However, the food industry is blamed for manufacturing and marketing … Continue reading Guide to understanding the Nutri-Score and NOVA Classification

According to a recent study by a team of researchers in Massachusetts, the process of producing new neurons (otherwise known as neurogenesis) in the specific areas of the brain where memories are stored – namely the hippocampus and striatum – can improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, at least as proven in the mouse models … Continue reading The Science Behind It : How Exercise Improves Brain Function and Cognition

Luscious and decadent, chocolate is a guilty pleasure that children and adults alike enjoy for it embodies pleasure, warmth and joy. Dark or white, powder or rectangles in neat rows of four – chocolate is much like wine. Everyone has their favourite type, individual taste and brand preferences, and ones they really dislike. But did you know that the … Continue reading Chocolate: when health meets pleasure!

A feeling of guilt overwhelms you as you bite into a bar of chocolate or as you allow a chocolate truffle to melt in your mouth? But here’s how health can meet pleasure. Read more You want chocolate? Here is our selection of 3 scrumptiously healthy vegan recipes you won’t forget! Orange avocado chocolate truffles … Continue reading 3 scrumptiously healthy vegan chocolate recipes!

When we talk about liver diseases, what immediately spring to mind are viral hepatitis, cirrhosis or even cancer. But there is another disease still largely unknown, called NASH, which has taken on frightening proportions in Western countries. DietSensor explains it all for you. What is NASH? Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) represent a spectrum of … Continue reading NASH: A silent killer disease!

Yay! Spring is finally here! Mother nature is slowly waking up from her long winter sleep and everything around blossoms into beauty. Spring is a particularly euphoric period as it brings a burst of colors, light and warmth after a seemingly endless winter. It’s the perfect time to start anew; improve our lifestyle and dietary … Continue reading Spring: 3 foods you should be eating now!

Carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, potato, rice and legumes, form the very basis of our diet and are essential energy sources, but are they all created equal? The terms Simple sugars and complex carbohydrates have been used for years to classify carbohydrates according to their molecular structure. It was believed that simple sugars were rapidly … Continue reading Spotlight on the glycemic index: A good guide to good carbs

Astrid Bonnasse, the co-founder of DietSensor, talks about the main features of this application that has revolutionized the management of macronutrients.   Tell us the story behind DietSensor. Was its creation serendipitous? The creation of DietSensor is not at all serendipitous. In 2013, our nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Overnight, we had … Continue reading Interview: Behind the scenes of DietSensor

mySugr   mySugr app is a registered medical app with a pleasant user interface design, which vows to make diabetes suck less. Creating entries has been made easier! In addition, the app presents exciting challenges and amusing feedback (e.g. taming the diabetes monster represents progress), designed to encourage user engagement and help them achieve their … Continue reading TOP INSULIN DOSE CALCULATOR APPS REVIEW

According to a new report released by the researchers of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), eating more protein at breakfast could help to achieve healthy weight loss. They stated in the report “Protein Balance: New concepts for protein in Weight Management”, that increasing breakfast protein may help control eating during the daily … Continue reading Is Breakfast Protein The Secret To Weight Loss?

It should be recalled, once again, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is not just a statement. Nutrition experts have shown that eating healthily in the morning allows the body to recover from the fast, before it starts operating normally. In fact, during our sleep, our digestive system is … Continue reading Healthy eating: a balanced breakfast can help achieve weight loss

There is no excuse for skipping breakfast once you see these super fast and simple recipes. Moreover, each one is healthy, and that feels just right. All- American Granola Photo: Oxmoor House Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with dried cherries and sliced almonds, this pantry staple is easy to customize. You can add dried … Continue reading Start your morning off right with these 3 healthy breakfast ideas! 

Choosing a quick fix diet to lose weight rapidly may be unsustainable and can lead to a long term unhealthy relationship with food.  Sustained weight loss can come with managing a proper daily calorie deficit, safely increasing your physical activity, reconsidering your carb intake, and getting a good night’s sleep. Read the full article on … Continue reading Looking to Lose Weight Fast?….Think Again

The holiday season is over and getting back on track might be tough for many of us. After the excesses of the holidays, our body needs to revitalize itself and regain its vitality.  Of importance in doing so is ridding your body of any accumulated toxins. Below are tips to get you back on track … Continue reading 4 tips to get back on track after the holidays

The dawn of a new year is an opportunity to review the good and bad habits which had prevailed during the previous year.  Millions around the world make the familiar New Year’s resolutions to go on a diet or join a gym.  At DietSensor, we believe there are simple ways to achieve your healthy goals, … Continue reading Six good resolutions to take in 2018

Oh yes – It is possible to celebrate the season without gaining weight! Even if you are motivated, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. Staying on track can seem quite overwhelming. However, you can still have fun without giving up your healthy habits. Here are some simple strategies to avoid holiday weight gain: Do … Continue reading How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Today 1.1 billion people are affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) globally.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that an average of 59.3 million new cases of hypertension are identified each year.  Hypertension is responsible for almost half of deaths caused by heart attack or stroke.  Diet plays a crucial role in the treatment and … Continue reading Nutritional Advice to Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Are you short of ideas for festive meals? Try some recipes that replace unhealthy fats with good ones such as omega-3 fatty acids. These unsaturated fatty acids are essential for proper functioning of our bodies. They act as energy reserves and intervene in the production of certain nutrients by the body. Omega-3 fatty acids can … Continue reading Holiday Season Cooking with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Christmas is just around the corner, and you’re still struggling for a healthy meal plan?  When it comes to desserts, it’s hard to find a way to make them healthy. However, it is good to know that you do not have to deprive yourself to be healthy. At the end of the Christmas meal, don’t … Continue reading Some Healthy Dessert Recipes For Christmas

Sugar is strongly present in our daily diet, regardless of our culture, our origins or our food preferences. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), sugar consumption of simple sugars (Simple sugars are carbohydrates that are quickly absorbed by the body to produce energy. They contain only one or two units of sugar or … Continue reading Simple Ways To Avoid Hidden Sugar in Foods

It is not always easy to make the best healthy choices when eating during the holidays.  This time of year, as tables are well stocked with the finest of treats, it is too easy to eat food that is higher in fat and calories.  Eating an excess of these rich foods can sabotage your health … Continue reading DietSensor: Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season

Counting calories is an important part of making smarter nutritional choices. Dieticians, nutritionists, and fitness experts alike now recommend looking beyond the quantity of calories, and measuring the macronutrients of the food you eat in order to achieve weight loss goals. This is now being called macro dieting. Macro dieting aims to feed the body … Continue reading The Importance of Macronutrients in Weight Loss

A low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests. Eating between 825 and 850 calories a day for three to five months put the disease into remission in almost half of patients in a new study, according to the Daily Mail. The Diabetes … Continue reading Low-calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds

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There are different myths and misunderstood facts that circulate about weight-loss, health, fitness and food choice. Some of these are simply urban legends, while others may have been true at some point.  Today, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that weight-loss has a direct connection to the quality and quantity of the food that we eat.  … Continue reading Does Portion Size Really Matter for Healthy Eating?


If in ancient times, being fat was a symbol of wealth and abundance, nowadays, it is a common fact that overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems. Moreover, the subject of childhood obesity is becoming an ever-greater social concern at present. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is … Continue reading Childhood obesity: an ever-greater social concern

In the modern society, people keeps pushing the emphasis on being thin. In fact, for many people, being thin is vital to be considered beautiful. Obese or overweight people are socially ostracised. For many of them, the only way out of that vicious circle is to lose weight drastically. Dieting can be long and full … Continue reading Crash diets – why starving yourself is bad for weight loss?

Obesity has reached the point of a global epidemic, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).  A person is considered obese when their body mass index exceeds 30.  Today, obesity affects more than 2.8 million people each year and this number is increasing constantly.  Excess weight kills approximately 3.4 billion … Continue reading Global Obesity Epidemic – Time to Act Decisively

Combining good nutrition with fitness is necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  Living a healthy lifestyle can mean maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of a chronic disease, becoming more active, and improving your overall health. Whether you are new to fitness, are a fitness enthusiast, or a committed bodybuilder or elite athlete, having … Continue reading Five Tips to Successfully Focus on Both Fitness and Nutrition


“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” So goes one of the most popular English proverbs.  For most, regular fruit consumption will have a positive impact on overall health.  But those with diabetes are often told to avoid certain kinds of fruits, particularly those with a high level of fructose.  Managing blood sugar is … Continue reading Impact of Fruit Consumption on Blood Sugar Level

The DietSensor mobile application will help you analyze and manage your daily intake of key nutrients.   In just one week, the app will help you change your eating habits by identifying the best foods for you, and which nutrients you need more or less of. Using the mobile app is extremely easy.  You just … Continue reading DietSensor Helps You Manage a Healthy Diet

It is no easy task to navigate the endless directions and advice from thousands of food experts.  Nor is it easy to stick to an daily nutrition recommendation.  Did I eat the recommended 15% of the daily intake of proteins? What about 50% of carbohydrates? At DietSensor, eating healthy is what we do. The new … Continue reading DietSensor’s New Premium Plan Offers Smart Food Suggestions

Achieving goals is easier when you have expert advise and guidance.  Many of us look to personalized support to help achieve our goals. To lose weight or maintain healthy eating habits, many are turning to nutritional mobile application trackers.  DietSensor is one such application, and comes with unique nutritional coaching.  This coaching sets DietSensor apart … Continue reading DietSensor Nutritional Coach – Healthy Eating Made Easy

Connected, wearable devices and accessories are increasingly a part of our everyday life.  The health tech market has exploded with a bewildering selection of accessories and trackers designed to help consumers monitor, record, share and improve their performance in fitness related activities. However, to achieve sustainable weight loss, it is important to develop a knowledge of … Continue reading DietSensor Easily Syncs with Your Fitness Tracker or Smart Scale

The SCiO scanner, developed by Consumer Physics, is an innovative tool that uses infrared spectroscopy to determine the chemical makeup of food and drink. How does it work?  To explain – each type of molecule in a food vibrates in its own way, and these vibrations interact with light to create a unique, optical signature.  The … Continue reading Using Your New SCiO Scanner with DietSensor

Are you looking for a diabetes diet plan to help you manage your sugar level and avoid diabetes complications?  DietSensor is the solution that you have been looking for.  The DietSensor Nutrition Coach can help to keep your blood glucose at the recommended level. How does it work? The DietSensor Nutrition Coach will take you … Continue reading DietSensor Nutrition Coaching – Support For Diabetes

DietSensor is now available for Android 5 and 6 in 19 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA. The first version of Android gives free access to the Basic Plan plus SCiO for a limited period of time. When it … Continue reading DietSensor that Targets Diabetes and Obesity Launches in Android

The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family.  However, these gatherings are often centered on a meal – which can make things very challenging for individuals with diabetes.  Too much worry about portion selection can induce stress and anxiety.  The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests to start meal planning in … Continue reading Keeping Diabetes in Control During the Holidays

In 1992, the USDA sought to convey to Americans what it meant to maintain a healthy diet using a colorful and easy to understand graphic – the food pyramid.  The food pyramid was utilized by schools, government programs (such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and various major media outlets to convey the elements of a healthy … Continue reading From MyPyramid to MyPlate – Food Recommendations from Special Interests

What we eat affects our bodies and our health. For people with diabetes, what we eat can help us manage the condition or put us at risk for serious health issues. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects almost 30 million adults in the United States. Read the complete article on: Our body and … Continue reading Keeping a healthy diet to prevent and manage diabetes

The application can be downloaded in 19 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Great Britain and United States). The Android version will be available soon.   Dietsensor is the first nutritional application which manages your macro nutrients (Carbs, Fat, Protein) and calories intake. The … Continue reading Dietsensor can now be downloaded from Apple Appstore

Coronary heart disease and stroke risk may increase with skipping breakfast regularly. Some researchers found that those who routinely skipped on the most important meal of the day had a higher risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease. Read the full article on: With a busy schedule, it is easy to skip breakfast. But, … Continue reading Healthy eating : skipping breakfast may increase the risk of stroke

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Weight loss, diet changes and physical activity all play a role in preventing or delaying diabetes and the many complications that go along with it, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and other health problems.  Read the full article on: More than 86 million of Americans have prediabetes according to a recent study. … Continue reading Diabetes: preventing the disease starts with healthy eating

The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled around the world over the last 35 years, according to a new report. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that diabetes is now a "serious threat to population health" as obesity fuels a rise in the disease. And, while it was once more confined to richer countries, the 2016 WHO report warns that diabetes is now rising fastest in middle and lower-income countries.

Patients who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down can remain free of the condition, new research has found.

The number of prescriptions given to treat type 2 diabetes – a disease associated with obesity and lifestyle – has risen by nearly 35 per cent in just four years, according to new research. Data analysts at Exasol produced a heat map of England showing prescription rates in 2011 and 2015, using official Government figures. They found that, based on current trends, the number of people with type 2 diabetes was on track to reach five million by 2020, five years earlier than previously thought.

This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-relate

Hoping to pop on a wearable fitness tracker and watch the pounds melt off? Dieters are better off using another strategy.


Heart disease is very important as it is the leading cause of death among American: on average, one person dies every 39 seconds, according to recently published data from the American Heart Association. Here is a list of the bad habits and how to overcome or avoid them everyday life.

27 November 2015Project update #1

Dear Early Followers, We hope this finds you well.  We are so happy to share our very first DietSensor newsletter with you.  What a thrill to see so many followers subscribing to our mailing list – we have so much to tell you!  This month has been chock full of good news and progress for … Continue reading Project update #1

Victoria Now that we’ve got your attention, allow us to share some of our story with you. Behind DietSensor, there most certainly is a backstory, and this one begins with a little girl named Victoria.Like most 9-year-olds, Victoria bursts with imagination. She’s a doodler, a mischief-maker, a daydreamer. To meet her, you wouldn’t think she … Continue reading Hello, and welcome to our very first blog entry. We’re so glad you’re here.

“When we first designed SCiO, we envisioned building a device to explore the makeup of things around us. We also knew that we could multiply its reach with an open community of developers, to imagine and expand into a wide variety of use cases. Since the beginning, we have been truly amazed by what our … Continue reading “When we first designed SCiO, we envisioned building a device to explore the makeup of things around us.”

“It is a complex challenge to balance a diet and meet predefined goals, in order to better manage our health. DietSensor brings a unique solution enabling its users to control each step of their meals, combining meal components management, real time appropriate guidance, and a constant search for a better balanced diet.” Marc Salomon, specialized … Continue reading “It is a complex challenge to balance a diet and meet predefined goals…”

“We at Astek are lucky to have actively collaborated with the DietSensor project since its early days on the mobile app development and its integration with SCiO, a revolutionary technical achievement in the field of spectroscopy. This project is one of our most ambitious and exciting assignments. Resolutely innovative, it will contribute to solving the … Continue reading “We at Astek are lucky to have actively collaborated with the DietSensor project since its early days…”

“I am project manager and technical lead on the DietSensor project. From the beginning, I liked the passion of DietSensor’s founder, Remy, and that’s what motivates me and my team to give the best of ourselves. The app is very innovative, we have had the opportunity to integrate SCiO, which is at the forefront of … Continue reading “I am project manager and technical lead on the DietSensor project.”

“This project is beneficial to all people who want to control their calorie intake. You get the control to provide real information on the foods you consumed. This is something everybody is concerned with. I am glad to be part of helping people control their diet via this project.” Zakhia, Developer

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