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Spring: 3 foods you should be eating now!

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 habits (After all, isn’t it the season of transformation?). We have picked some foods for you… Here’s why you should include them in your diet…

1. Oily fish to mend your heart!

Despite their name, oily fish are one of the healthiest foods, a real treasure trove of nutrients! They have a complete amino acid profile and unlike other animal protein sources, they contain up to 40% of the total lipids in the form of highly unsaturated long-chain fatty acids (e.g. wild Atlantic salmon). In addition, oily fish are excellent sources of vitamin B, A and D as well as trace elements such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, selenium and iodine.

  • The American Heart Association recommends consuming at least 2 servings (approx. 100 g per serving) of cooked fish per week, preferably oily fish (e.g. salmon, sardines, herring, albacore tuna, anchovies, etc.) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Eat a variety of fish (ideally eco-labelled fish to ensure quality products and to encourage sustainable fishing as well!).
  • And above all, avoid frying them as this may lead to a loss of omega-3 and an increase in other fatty acids (e.g. trans fat), depending on the type of fat used.

2. Eat your beets!

Sliced or diced, raw or cooked… Beetroots have conquered our plates and palates by its subtle sweet taste, crunchy texture, and great versatility. In addition to containing fiber, it is a healthy source of carbohydrates as it has a medium glycemic index and contains many vitamins (A, C, folate, niacin and biotin) and minerals (iron, magnesium, selenium, potassium, zinc, etc.). A distinctive quality of beetroots is their high betalains content, a class of pigments which not only confers to them vibrant red hues but also many surprising benefits.

3. Strawberry Merry

Who on earth doesn’t like these sweet and tangy fruits? Strawberries are particularly rich in vitamin C, an essential element for the maintenance of many vital functions – e.g. it plays an important role in the absorption of iron and the synthesis and repair of collagen, which is a component of blood vessels, muscles, skin, etc. Strawberries also contain trace elements (such as manganese and potassium) and antioxidants (flavonoids and ellagic acid) that, according to studies, help to slow down cellular aging and prevent many chronic diseases mentioned above. And the “strawberry” on top is that they are low in calories (only 30 kcal per 100g)!

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Does Portion Size Really Matter for Healthy Eating?

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.  While some may think or tell you that portion size doesn’t really matter if you’re eating healthily, we believe that portion control is important even though you are eating the healthiest of foods.

Let Portion Control Become Routine

Portion control can become a healthy routine to avoid diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or cardiovascular disease. There are various techniques used to measure portion control.  One is to compare food portion size to the size of object.  One cup of yogurt is equal to the size of a baseball or 3 oz. of meat to a deck of cards.

portion size control A recent study has demonstrated that using smaller plates can help to reduce portions of foods. Researchers from the Cornell University found that people who ate from smaller plates believed that they were eating on average 18% more calories than they actually were. Thus, they recommended that instead of using restaurant-sized plates, a regular dinner plate should be no bigger than 10 inches.

Find the method of portion control that is best for you and let it become a good habit for nutritious eating!

 

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’s New Premium Plan Offers Smart Food Suggestions

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 DietSensor solution will help you to stay balanced. Our team of doctors and nutritionists have designed a new Premium plan that will make it easy for you to achieve your goals.

Most importantly, DietSensor makes meal planning, food tracking and portion control easy, accurate and quick, by perfectly balancing each meal with the foods you like in mere seconds!

Key Benefits:

  • Count Calories and Nutrients:  The DietSensor mobile app counts calories and nutrients and lets you know how much of each you have available for your next meal.
  • Personalized for You:  Everything is personalized to your health profile and weight loss goal. The data relies on scientific evidence and avoids marketing diets that can be harmful.
  • Quick and Easy:  In less than 4 clicks, you can compose a balanced meal, guided by our Food Suggestions tool.

Nutritional recommendations are calculated for your profile in real time and translated into compatible food suggestions.  The DietSensor Food Suggestions tool makes it possible to treat yourself while meeting your goals.  Meal planning is made easy by DietSensor.

Client Testimonial:

“I always thought I could achieve weight loss just by cutting fats.  I have been proven wrong many times. Since I started to use DietSensor, I realized that I was depriving myself of important nutrients and that the number of carbs I ate for each meal was preventing me losing weight.”  – November 2016


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 that Targets Diabetes and Obesity Launches in Android

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 expires, the users will be prompted to download the latest version and subscribe to the Ultimate Plan or the Premium Plan at a reduced price to be able to use SCiO. Don’t wait too long to order your SCiO, our inventory will decrease quickly.

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It is to be noted that the iOS accounts cannot be opened in the Android version of DietSensor. iOS users willing to shift to Android must create another account using a different email. Both versions contain the same features. The product will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 at Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be held from 5th to 8th January. Stay tuned for fresh news!

Keeping Diabetes in Control During the Holidays

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 advance.  This way, individuals with diabetes can sample and enjoy appropriate portions of their meal without having to guess at nutritional values.

Read the full article on: www.diabetes.org

 

From MyPyramid to MyPlate – Food Recommendations from Special Interests

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 diet.

As the obesity rates in the US continued to climb, in 2011, the food pyramid was replaced with the MyPlate diagram.  MyPlate illustrates recommended portions directly on a representative plate and aims to educate Americans on the food intake and portioning that constitutes a healthy diet.

The challenge with both of these tools has been that while many qualified experts were consulted on their development, so to were corporate lobbyists and industry groups who are major contributors to government parties.

What is truly needed are recommended nutritional guidelines that are not influenced by corporate lobbyists or governmental agencies.

Read the full article on: www.forbes.com

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.

Read the full article on: www.belmarrahealth.com

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.

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Diabetes: preventing the disease starts with healthy eating

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: www.press-citizen.com

More than 86 million of Americans have prediabetes according to a recent study. Prediabetes arises when blood sugar levels exceeds the normal range but not too high to be associated with Type 2 diabetes. Despite the various researches, the exact causes of prediabetes have not yet been confirmed.  However, there are no doubts that obesity, lack of physical activity and poor diet are key factors. A balanced diet can help in weight management thus reducing the risks of prediabetes.

It is sometimes very difficult to have a balanced diet. Failing to do so can lead to frustration. DietSensor can help those struggling to keep healthy eating habits. The application gives accurate results with any homogeneous food, even with homemade dishes and beverages. By scanning your food, Dietsensor helps you in managing your macro nutrients and calories intake. The nutrition coaching app can be used in combination with the SCiO scanner for a higher level of accuracy. Be the first to get the game-changing new app and qualify for the Early Bird discount on your DietSensor subscription. Sign up now!

Diabetes has ‘quadrupled around world in 30 years’

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.

Read the full article at: www.independent.co.uk

“No longer a disease of predominantly rich nations, the prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries,” said Margaret Chan, director-general at the WHO. We all know that Diabetes is a chronic disease which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, known as the hormone which regulates blood sugar. Whereas about 108 million people suffered from the disease in 1989, there are more than 415 million people who suffer from diabetes in 2016 and the 1.4 billion people who battle each day with obesity.

« Scan your food. Manage your health. » Dietsensor marks the beginning of the next generation of nutrition tracking tools.
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. ( it’s an extremely popular option for people looking to really get their arms around their portion size, daily caloric goals and intake, and start keeping an eye on the foods they eat.) It is a User-Friendly app, taking you 10 times fewer clicks to log a food than with other manual input methods.
We’re always working to make Dietsensor Logbook better, and we’re counting on your feedback! Have a problem, criticism, question, suggestion, or praise? It’s all super important to us, and we’d love to hear from you.
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