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Breaking down food myths: Stop demonizing food

Almost every day in the news you hear about a new study coming out either praising or villainizing a type of food – one day your cup of coffee is an indulgent treat and the next day it is associated with protective health benefits. This yo-yoing can cause confusion and may lead you to unnecessarily demonize foods and the nutrients in them.

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In the world of health and fitness, carbohydrates and fat are villains, which are macronutrients along with protein that your body needs in large amounts to provide energy and to aid in growth and body function. We also required micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals – but in much smaller amounts. According to Angela Luciani, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian said in an interview with Philly.com, that eating more calories that your body required can lead to weight gain. She also added that cutting out entire food groups can lead to nutritional shortfalls and unpleasant side effects. Many people incorrectly believe that only sugar causes type 2 diabetes. In reality, the insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes can be thought of as carbohydrate intolerance; type 2 diabetes is a side effect of consuming too many carbohydrates relative to a person’s carbohydrate tolerance, which can cause blood sugar to spike. You can start using a carb counter to monitor your carb intake and it is a great way to stay on track! DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo , introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier and instantly gives you nutrition info on the food you’re eating! By scanning your food, even homemade, it will take 1 click to log it, 10 times less clicks than manual input methods to input processed food. It is the first instant nutrition coach with sensors able to tell within seconds the nutritional values of a food or beverage and give immediate advice, of the quantity of what you should eat from your plate based on your goals. All this driven by evidence based medicine.

The DietSensor app is for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle weight loss, get in shape or manage diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition. DietSensor’s innovative progression chart gives you comprehensive information on carbs, fat protein, calories, and alcohol levels to provide customized nutrition goals. Stay on target by getting tailored-to-YOU feedback on the quantity and quality of the food you should or should should not eat. A Smart Diet Scale will also be available this year, and the pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com  or you can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list

Why Am I Not Losing Fat?

Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you’re doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends. If you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scales and not seeing your fat deposits melt away, there could be a number of reasons for that. Let’s take a look at why that might be.

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We’re all different and have different goals, different aims, different needs and, obviously different bodies, when it comes to the choice of food.

It’s very easy to think you’re sticking to a healthy eating plan, but if you’re not recording or tracking what you’re eating and really understanding the nutritional make-up of the food, it can mask a number of issues that you may not be aware of.

Balanced nutrition is difficult, yet is the best tool for prevention and maintaining our health.With DietSensor, a click of the sensor before eating , we will know exactly if the food meets the set nutritional goals. It is the first nutritional coaching app to help you better manage chronicle conditions and fitness with a deep understanding of your own habit patterns and advises you accordingly. The DietSensor app is for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle weight loss, get in shape or manage diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition. Save time and eliminate errors from manual entry and get your DietSensor now ! Join our list  https://dietsensor.com/dev/wait-list/ and pre-order the Dietsensor and the SCiO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016.

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Adult Obesity in the United States: The State of Obesity

According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.

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U.S adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest. Arkansas had the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado had the lowest at 21.3 percent. Obesity puts some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. About 150 million Americans say that they are tracking their diet, of which 40 million people are using manual diet and nutrition apps. By facilitating food intake tracking through automation, DietSensor marks the beginning of the next generation of technological nutritional tools to empower and coach its user to regain control of their daily food intake. We all know that balanced nutrition becomes tedious with time, yet is the best tool for prevention. DietSensor uses the SCiO, the world’s first handled spectrometer, to emphasize the adoption of a healthy eating pattern that fits into a person’s lifestyle, rather than recommending specific amounts of different foods, such as vegetables or meats. These patterns can be tailored to an individual’s personal preferences, enabling Americans to choose the diet that is right for them. There’s also the Smart Diet Scale, which allows you to know the precise weight of the food being consumed. The groundbreaking of the diet scale is simple, fast and effective. However a first scale will be available this year, and the pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com or join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.  

 

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DietSensor : Food Tips to Prevent, Control and Reverse Diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise, yet most cases are preventable and some can even be reversed. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation; it means eating a tasty, balanced diet that will also boost your energy and improve your mood. You don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland food. With these tips, you can still take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.

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The number of adults worldwide affected by diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million, the World Health Organisation has warned in a report on World Health Day. Nearly one in 11 people are now affected by the disease, with obesity and unhealthy eating included in the factors driving the rise. Diabetes and obesity does not have to be death sentence. Maintain the right balance between diabetes and nutrition and you can live a long, normal life. At DietSensor, we believe that patients can manage their diabetes with  medication and diet and we aim at making your life easier while enjoying your meal without worrying about being off-track! What you eat – and when you eat it – will affect your blood sugar levels. DietSensor helps you recognize and understand your own habit patterns as it is the first instant nutrition coach with sensors that automates nutrient counting based on your goals or the conditions you have, such as diabetes or high cholesterol. The app scans your food to show you its full nutritional breakdown. Save time and eliminate errors from manual entry and get your DietSensor now ! Join our list  https://dietsensor.com/dev/wait-list/ and pre-order the dietsensor and the SciO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016.

Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

There is some welcome news for chocolate lovers; new research suggests eating chocolate every day may lower the likelihood of diabetes and heart disease

 

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Eating chocolate everyday could lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease, particularly when it comes to dark chocolate, say researchers. On top of that, studies also suggest that a daily chocolate consumption can reduced insulin resistance and improved liver enzyme levels. So the nasty question might be : Could dark chocolate be included on dietary recommendations ? Prof.Stranges and colleagues say their findings suggest that chocolate consumption may reduce the risk of developing cardiometabolic disorders by improving liver enzyme levels and protecting against insulin resistance. However, he notes that is important to distinguish the difference between chocolate that contains natural cocoa and processed chocolate; the latter is much higher in calories. « Therefore, physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors must be carefully balanced to avoid detrimental weight gain over time, » he adds. Let’s make it simple for you! Meet the DietSensor app, the smart food scanner which pairs via Bluetooth with the SCiO sensor, and which has a small infrared sensor on one end. DietSensor is a handheld scanner that connects to an app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. When you point it at your chocolate and click, it’s able to detect its nutritional value and send a detailed report straight to your phone via Bluetooth in seconds. By scanning your food, even homemade, it will take 1 click to log it, 10 times less clicks than manual input methods to input processed food. Isn’t it amazing? So, no excuse, start eating healthy without stopping counting your food intake. You can pre-order dietsensor and the SCiO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016. For the scale, which will be available this year, subscribe to our list https://dietsensor.com/dev/wait-list/