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Spotlight on the glycemic index: A good guide to good carbs

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 absorbed and conversely, complex carbohydrates (e.g. starch) were digested more slowly and gradually released glucose into the bloodstream. However, the discovery of the glycemic index has truly transformed the nutrition landscape. It became very clear that some complex carbohydrates can be digested and absorbed almost as quickly as glucose, which is a simple sugar!

What is the glycemic index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate-containing foods based on their ability to raise blood glucose levels on a scale of 0 to100. The reference food (usually glucose, but sometimes white bread) has a GI of 100, while foods with little or no carbohydrates have a GI value of 0. A balanced diet based on low-GI foods is not only beneficial to people with diabetes, but also to those having high cholesterol levels or obesity.

Usually high-carbohydrate foods have a moderate to high GI. Below are some examples of staple foods:

Please note that the GI of a food is not a fixed value, rather it varies based on several factors like species, level of processing and cooking method.

And what about glycemic load?

The glycemic load (GL) is an extension of the GI and gives a more accurate picture of a food’s real-life impact on blood glucose levels as it takes into account the carbohydrate content in an actual serving.

For example, watermelon has a glycemic index of 72 (high) while its glycemic load for a normal serving is 6.5 (low) as it contains little amount of carbohydrates. The glycemic load gives us a broader picture of the hyperglycemic potential of foods, than does the glycemic index.

Tips

  • Legumes (lentils, kidney beans, etc.) naturally have a low GI value. Try to combine them with cereals (rice, quinoa, couscous, etc.) as they help to bring down the overall GI of the meal. It’s also the perfect pairing to get complete proteins!
  • Fruits usually have a moderate GI, but when combined with a dairy product (e.g. yoghurt or cottage cheese), the dairy proteins help to reduce the peak in glycemia. They are a perfect match for snacks!
  • Cooking your pasta al dente ensures that the GI value is kept at its lowest.
  • Some foods (e.g. chips, nuts) have a low GI value, but they are caloric. Eat in moderate amounts!
  • Eat whole fruits instead of fruit juices as the presence of fibres helps to delay the digestion and absorption of sugars.
  • Does GI appear rather complex to you? Start by making gradual changes in your eating habits while taking into account the main GI concepts and try to memorise the GI values of common foods.

 

 

You can also find the GI of more than 1000 foods on the online database of the University of Sydney for free!

 

Interview: Behind the scenes of DietSensor

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 to learn how to calculate the number of carbohydrates so as to inject the right dose of insulin. However, the only information we had, was the nutrition facts labels. We were so struck that in the 21st century, there were no simple and efficient solution. We had to find a way to help our child and all diabetics facing the same issues. It was then that we stumbled on this famous miniaturized scanner “SCiO” and decided to use it to create the first food database worldwide together with the app that would give all the necessary information: DietSensor. With this scanner, there is a way to scan your food and know the amount of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, wherever you are. We immediately realized that this application would be of use not only for Type 1 diabetics like our daughter, but to help improve health conditions affected by dietary imbalance through healthy eating habits: type 2 diabetes, overweight, obesity, cholesterol and so on. We built a network of doctors and dieticians and injected into the application the advices of health authorities in terms of nutrition, taking into account all these pathologies.

When we won the Best of Innovation Award at the CES Las Vegas in 2016, it was for us the proof of all the good that emanates from this adventure.

 

What message does DietSensor convey?

We want people to be aware that DietSensor is a solution based on most renowned scientific studies. The app is not a scam and does not make illusory promises. The primary message is simply that it is important or even essential to get back to a healthy diet. A message that has not changed since the Hippocrates’ time. No current diet adopts this approach. It’s quite the opposite, they suggest rapid weight loss with the assured risk of the yo-yo effect, as found by many studies. Losing weight should be regular and stable, while eating healthily and without interrupting the intake of any essential macro nutrient.

 

What is the difference between DietSensor and the other applications?

Unlike other apps, DietSensor does not address calories directly. We firmly believe that dealing with calories through high or low caloric diets is a mistake. This approach is far from being enough.   We need to balance our food and get back to our good old habits. We used to eat healthily earlier on but nowadays, what is sold to consumers may not necessarily be healthy. Our nutritional programs aim to help users according to their condition and we offer them specific help based on their health status. The objective is knowing how to prevent or mitigate diseases by eating healthily.

 

How does it work?

Like for all nutrition apps, you’ve got to have determination to record what you eat, and this can be done without the SCiO. The app is used by people fighting obesity, by those who want to learn about diet balancing and by fitness people. But unlike the other applications, DietSensor is not only about recording your meal but it advises (portions, food to balance,…) and educates on nutrition through training and real life experimentation.

For type 1 diabetics, DietSensor indicates the number of carbs they can have on their plates, making insulin dosing easier. It is also accompanied by a program to help these patients better understand functional insulin therapy. For people with type 2 diabetes, DietSensor helps them to rebalance macronutrients not only for losing weight healthily but also gives them the possibility of reversing their health condition, as proven by several studies and as experienced by some of our users.

 

Does DietSensor replace medical monitoring?

Of course not! We don’t want to replace doctors. Quite the contrary, we want DietSensor to be a tool for easily collecting data and feedback from patients, enabling better follow-up  on a daily basis. DietSensor wants to become a companion of doctors, dieticians and patients. In fact, we observed that information sharing and follow-up are difficult. The patient has the possibility to share reports rich in information with health professionals, if he wants to.

 

What are your views on fad diets?

When you claim faster results, it’s expected that people want to follow them. However, these so-called miracle diets are extremely harmful because they don’t promote a balanced diet. You can very well reach the results promised, but as soon as you stop, weight regaining is inevitable. In addition, these plans are very restrictive and have a significant social impact. At DietSensor, we recommend healthy weight loss through portion management. It’s true that in some cases, certain foods must be reduced or restricted. It all depends on the condition.

 

Dietsensor has had a remarkable journey. To what do you dedicate this success?

Our journey was indeed remarkable in the sense that we had an international exposure from the very beginning with the CES award. DietSensor has been ranked among the top 10 most innovative and successful start-ups in the world! We announce this week the launching of DietSensor worldwide as we have been receiving requests around the globe and we can no more restrain to Europe and North America. Helping people who are struggling with their nutrition is at the same time a passionate and challenging adventure. Our mission remains the same, that of always helping others.

 

Any future projects?

Given that DietSensor is now available worldwide, we wish that more and more people around the discover and use DietSensor. We want everyone to know that health issues related to nutrition can be prevented by adopting healthy eating habits! We are currently working with several doctors who are convinced about DietSensor, with hospitals and also enterprises who want to propose this approach to their employees.

 

Crash diets – why starving yourself is bad for weight loss?

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 of obstacles. To get quick and visible results, some individuals take up the challenge and follow crash diets or abusively restrictive weight loss programs. Enticed with weight lost ads, they fall into the traps of drastic diets.  “Lose 15 pounds in just 7 days,” “Get rid of your fat in only 10 days,” are among their miraculous promises. However, they are being nothing but deleterious. In fact, those highly restrictive diets constitute a serious risk to health.

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Drastic diets advocate calorie restrictive eating habits. Some foods are banned in order to achieve rapid weight loss. While following such a restrictive dietary habit, an individual can gradually lose control of his diet. This leads to food rages and the old eating habits end up resurfacing. As a result, weight gain is sometimes unavoidable. This is what specialists called the “yo-yo effect“. Frustrated by inevitable failures, some people switch to other diets hoping to get better results. However, these switches can have a great impact on their health.

Fast Weight Loss

Drastic diets involve several health risks, but they are effective in weight loss. So what is these drastic results attributable to? According to dietitians and nutritionists who have addressed this issue, the weight loss caused by drastic diets is explained by a loss of lean body mass or muscles rather than the loss of fat. Indeed, a diet of less than 1000 calories burns about 20% of muscle mass. It is a common fact that muscle loss alters the basic metabolism. Our body tends to store fat as calories when we resume our old eating habits. This may help explain why people nearly always regain weight after a fad diet.

Aim a gradual and healthy weight loss

This article does not aim at creating a disincentive for people from losing weight. On the contrary, DietSensor is aware of the risks of excessive weight gain. Our aim is to help people change routines and build new eating habits. It is a well-known fact that too much junk foods and lack of physical exercises lead to diabetes, high rate of cholesterol and cardiovascular disorders. However, the results of restrictive regimes are unfortunately ephemeral and the risks they entail are very real. It should be noted that our body needs energy and essential nutrients to properly operate. When it is deprived of nutrients, health problems are inevitable.

Some good practices

Losing unwanted pounds is always a challenge, but this is more evidence that a sensible, long-term approach makes the most sense. Follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully and gradually eliminate harmful and fattening foods from your diet. Make room for healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables or fish. Exercise regularly. No need to deprive yourself for weight loss. Eating the right portions of food is enough to achieve healthy weight loss. Do you need assistance? DietSensor is a tool that can help you manage your macronutrients. This state-of-the-art application supports your everyday diets. Do not forget, depriving yourself is not the only way out.

Diabetes: Everyone Is At Risk, Even Celebrities

As we all may know, money does not buy health.  Diabetes, like other chronic diseases, does not discriminate based on gender, wealth or popularity.  If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, wallowing in self-pity will not be of any help.  Instead of being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, try to see things differently and establish a diabetes diet plan that can help you manage the disease’s conditions.

Several celebrities who suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have used their popularity to educate and raise awareness of the disease.  Others have tried their very best to hide their disease from the world.  Knowing which celebrity suffers from diabetes may help to keep things in perspective, as you manage your own health conditions and complications.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

In 2013, Tom Hank’s sudden drastic weight loss became apparent. The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  He had been dealing with high blood sugar since he was 36.

Tom only blamed himself.  In an interview, he said that when he was younger, he had bad eating habits and did not pay attention to his health.  “I am from the generation of Americans who have spent their younger years partying. I was overweight”.  When he was diagnosed in 2013, he had been struggling with high blood sugar for many years.  Today, even though the disease is not always manageable, he has said “It’s controllable”.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry went into a diabetic coma in 1989 while taping the television series ‘Living Dolls’.  She was later diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  People with this type of diabetes are dependent on daily insulin injections.  The actress has said that her health condition has never stopped her from living her dreams. Instead of being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, she has persevered with a positive attitude.  Now, she uses her popularity to raise awareness about the importance of prevention.

 

Nick Jonas

Nick JonasThis young singer, who is adored by teenagers around the world, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007. He had symptoms that included sudden weight loss and excessive thirst.  While normal blood sugar levels range from 70 to 120, Nick’s blood sugar was over 700 when he was first diagnosed.  Since 2007, Nick has learned how to manage his condition and be a role model to his young fans.

Numbers and statistics do not lie.  According to a recent study, more than 285 million people have diabetes around the world and the number of those diagnosed is constantly increasing.  By 2030, it is expected 439 million will be diagnosed with diabetes.  The World Health Organization has reported diabetes causes more than 3 million deaths annually.

Even with these sobering statistics, diabetes is still preventable.  Controlling sugar intake and avoiding junk foods are two good ways to prevent the disease.  Those suffering from borderline diabetes can improve their conditions with a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits.

Applications like DietSensor can be used for strict calorie control and to establish a diabetes diet plan.

Remember that sacrifices and hard work are worth the health benefits!


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced! 

Plan, scan, measure, and eat smart!

 

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Impact of Fruit Consumption on Blood Sugar Level

“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 the most challenging part of managing diabetes.

Conflicting reports create confusion as to the consumption of fruit.  On one hand, experts suggest that some fruits contain natural sugar, have a good mix of vitamins and minerals, and can lead to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.  On the other hand, others have suggested that adding fruits to daily meals can lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Let’s take a closer look at the impact of fruit consumption on diabetes.

Fruit Consumption and Diabetes

fruitShould people with diabetes avoid fruits because of their sugar level?  Fruits are rarely the main culprit for high blood glucose levels.  You will not reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by eliminating fruits from your diet.   But, some fruits do contain higher levels of sugar.  These include:  pineapples (16 grams per slice), pears (17 grams per medium pear), watermelon (18 grams per wedge), and pomegranates (39 grams per fruit).

fruitWhat about fruit juices?  Unlike whole fruits, juices are rich in natural sugars and poor in fibre.  Some juices also contain added sugar.  Drinking large amounts of fruit juices can lead to higher risk of type 2 diabetes.  Nutrition experts advise to eat the actual fruit rather than drinking juices.

Get Portion Sizes Right

For people suffering from chronic diseases, it is important to regulate fruit consumption by eating the correct portion size.  To avoid glucose levels going-up, become more aware of your macro nutrient and caloric intake and determine the right portion size of fruit for your dietary needs.


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced! 

Plan, scan, measure, and eat smart!

 

DietSensor Helps You Manage a Healthy Diet

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 input the foods that you eat into the app, and the rest is taken care of.  The app will analyze the different components of your meal, and let you know what nutrients you need.  It will also display the ten foods that have caused you the biggest challenges.

Eat With Less Stress

It is not always easy to follow all your doctor or dietitian’s advice.  Unfortunately for many of us, eating healthy is associated with strict diets or limited menus.

The DietSensor Nutritional Coach will help you analyze the food that you eat.  It will define the number of nutrients you need for each meal of the day.  It will also advise you on the best portion sizes of each food you log in.  The application takes into account what you have eaten, your profile, and the time of day.

“DietSensor is really effective when it comes to analyzing foods composed of various ingredients such as a salad with several vegetables and a source of protein. The mobile app tells you whether you are eating the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins or lipids. There are many applications that help users track food consumption. DietSensor is the only one that makes monitoring easier.”

Balanced Eating Made Possible

With the DietSensor, changing eating behaviors is easier than ever.  The application defines your goals, taking into account chronic health conditions like diabetes, cholesterol or obesity.  It follows you throughout the day and helps you achieve your goals at every meal.  And, the nutritional coach gives you useful tips for each meal.

Your results are displayed in a stop light format, using red, yellow, and blue to indicate your performance.  Blue indicates you have done well, while red indicates when you have eaten more than the targets that were set to achieve your goals

By using these simple tips, you can learn how to create a varied, healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body!

Easy to Implement Nutritional Recommendations

Eating the right amount of nutrients is essential to maintaining a healthy weight and to help avoid many health problems.

Did you know that 45-55% of your daily calorie intake should come from carbohydrates? That lipids should represent 30-35%?  And proteins 10-20%?

Do not feel overwhelmed by these nutritional facts!  DietSensor will help you to understand what your nutritional goals are, and how well you are managing to them!

 “The DietSensor mobile app helped me to reduce the portion sizes wisely to maintain healthy eating habits.  I have never obtained as good results using other apps. As a diabetic, it is very difficult for me to lose weight because low-calorie diet often leads to hypoglycemia. Using the DietSensor Nutritional Coach, I have lost 3,5 kg in a few weeks with less blood sugar alerts.”


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced!   

 

 

DietSensor Helps Those With Diabetes Count Carbs

Interview with Remy Bonnasse, Co-Founder of DietSensor.

The history of DietSensor is a personal one.  The 9-year old daughter of DietSensor’s Co-Founder, Remy Bonnasse, had developed type 1 diabetes.  Remy and his wife, Astrid, wanted to make her life as easy as possible.  Individuals suffering from type 1 diabetes need to control their blood sugar levels, so knowing the carbohydrate count of the food they eat is crucial.

Remy Bonnasse explaining the science behind DietSensor

DietSensor – A Carb Counting Solution

As a diabetic, managing your blood glucose levels is no easy task.  Remy worked with doctors and nutritionists to develop DietSensor.  DietSensor comes complete with a mobile app, a handheld SCiO food scanner, and a smart scale.

With the DietSensor solution, you can analyze and track the nutritional composition of your food.  And, the solution will provide guidance as to which foods that you are eating are good for you, and which foods you should avoid.

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DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced!  

Keeping a healthy diet to prevent and manage diabetes

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.

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Our body and health have a close connection with what we eat. People with diabetes can manage their condition with healthy eating habits. Diet is a key factor in dealing with diabetes or other chronic diseases. However, it is sometimes very difficult to manage the macronutrients for a balanced diet. Some people tend to reduce their carbohydrate intake thinking that this could help them losing weight or fight diabetes. However, there is no conclusive evidence to prove this statement. According to various studies, people with diabetes can choose carbohydrates that are higher in fiber and eat more fresh foods rather than processed foods.

For some people, counting macronutrients imply reading the nutritional labels on packaging, estimating portions to fill a logbook. Even with a smartphone application dedicated to manual counting, this task becomes tedious with time. Balanced nutrition is difficult, yet it is the best tool for prevention and maintaining our health. With Dietsensor, a click on the sensor enables its users to know exactly whether the food meets their nutritional goals. They can also control effortlessly and precisely the composition and balance of their meals.

The Dietsensor application: a great ally of your health

« A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier», says the quote. In fact, to keep our body in good health is a duty. Following the ancient saying of Hippocrates: prevention is better than cure. In the technological era, life is much easier and so is the prevention of illnesses. Dietsensor is the first nutritional coaching application that includes optional sensors. The app can now be downloaded from the AppStore or Google Play in 19 different countries.

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Choose the subscription plan that suits your needs

You can choose the subscription that fits your needs. With the Ultimate Plan, you can use the SCiO scanner and the smart scale options. The scanner is user-friendly. It gives you access to our algorithms able to analyse about any homogeneous food. You can buy the sensor at our online shop. The subscription will only cost you 10, 99 dollars per month or 7.90 dollars per month if you subscribe for a year.

With the Premium Plan, you can add your physical activities by connecting with the Apple Health App or Google Fit apps, and various gadgets such as Healthkit, Fitbit, Microsoft, Jawbone UP, and so on. Activating your virtual coach will allow you to receive hundreds of nutritional suggestions that suit your profile. The subscription fees for the Premium Plan is 7, 99 dollars per month and 5.80 dollars per month if you subscribe for a year.

How to subscribe?

Dietsensor is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to Dietsensor Premium or Ultimate plans, we offer different auto-renewing subscription options. Yearly subscription offer a free trial of one month. Payment will be charged to iTunes or Google Play Account at confirmation of purchase or after the free trial. Subscription will be renewed automatically unless you the auto-renew is turned off 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription. However, you will not be able to cancel your subscription during the active period. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.

Healthy eating : skipping breakfast may increase the risk of stroke

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.

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With a busy schedule, it is easy to skip breakfast. But, according to a recent study, taking a few minutes to eat something in the morning can really save your life. It is nothing new that breakfast provides our body and brain with the essential nutrients. Starting the day with an empty stomach is like trying to start a car without petrol. Various research have shown that those who skip breakfast have 27% higher risk of heart attack or health complications caused by heart diseases. Moreover, a lack of proper meals at breakfast may also lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Nutritionists and other health experts advise a healthy breakfast within two hours of waking. A breakfast full of junk foods defeats the purpose. You should ensure that your meal is healthy and provides reasonable amount of energy and nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Dietsensor gives accurate results with any homogeneous food, even with homemade dishes and beverages. The application and the SCiO help you to keep a healthy balance of nutrients at every meal.