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Americans eat way too much sugar — here’s where it comes from

The new dietary guidelines allow even less sugar than you think.

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The guidelines, which the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture release every five years, put an emphasis on healthy food “patterns” that include nutritious options and state that no more than 10% of the calories in one’s diet should come from added sugar. According to Despina Hyde, a registered dietitian and diabetes educator in weight management center at New York University, the label on your yogurt has upwards 25 grams of sugar, just at breakfast you’re getting half of your daily sugar allotment. Consuming large amounts of sugar has been linked to diseases suck as Type II diabetes and obesity, not only because of the calories in sugar, but also because one would have to also eat other foods in order to have adequate nutrients. Diet sensor is the first instant nutrition coaching app for diabetics, 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. For those times when you need to log non-homogeneous foods, you’ll have access to our extensive, ever-expanding food database with over 600,000 food items from 19 countries (in 12 languages!) with ultrafast bar-code scanning. The SCiO bluetooth connected molecular sensor is a pocket-sized device that, using near infrared spectroscopy, allows DietSensor to determine the chemical makeup of food and drink . DietSensor builds spectrometric models that translate the resulted information into something really useful – a calorie count and the percentage of carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol contained in your food. This is all quickly sent and clearly displayed on the DietSensor app on your smartphone. You can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list

7 Surprising Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

Protein is essential for living organisms. It gives us energy, helps our bodies recover, and keeps our tummies satisfied. Protein is composed of long-chain amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle. Your body produces 11 amino acids and the others—the 9 so-called essentials amino acid — you must consume from food. How would you know if you’re protein deficient ? In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses it to build and repair tissue and protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Even for people who is willing to lose weight, it has been shown in studies that adequate protein is needed for weight loss to balance blood sugars and prevent muscle breakdown.

Read the full article at: www.mindbodygreen.com

On the same basis, here at DietSensor, our primary objective is to facilitate food intake tracking to empower its users to follow and stick with their nutritional goals. DietSensor’s innovative progression chart gives you comprehensive information on carbs, fat, protein, calories, and alcohol levels to provide customized nutrition goals. Are you proteins deficient ? Do you get the right amount of it or are you over the limit from over- supplementation? Start eating right and discover the connections between your diet, lifestyle and health.

 

How? Our app reads the spectrometric scans from your SCiO scanner and provides accurate analysis of your homogeneous food or beverage. And for non-homogeneous foods, you’ll have access to our extensive food database with over 600,000 food items and supplements and the most complete nutrition information from 19 countries (in 18 languages!) with ultrafast bar-code scanning. Simple and intuitive ! You will love it.