The feeding it is something that should concern us far more than most of us. And although we do not know, every day we eat a wide variety of products that are not entirely recommended due to their nutritional composition. Fortunately, in this, smartphones can help us, a lot. Because, although the corresponding nutritional labeling is mandatory for all products, an app It makes it a lot easier for us.
Yuka It is one of the many food apps that exist, but it is undoubtedly one of the best. Its operation is as simple as that, once registered with Facebook or an email address, the only thing we are going to see is camera phone. Of course, with a central quadrant that indicates that it is ready to scan. And what you have to scan, as you may have already imagined, is nothing other than the Barcode of any food product. So we can use it at home, or even when we go ‘walking’ through the supermarket, doing the shopping.
Yuka tells you what is good and what is bad to eat (or drink) and for what reasons
As soon as you scan a product, right at the bottom of the screen you will see a thumbnail of the product in question –a can of Coca Cola, for example- and one score. The score goes from 0 to 10, and it will also give us if the product is ‘good or bad’, and a red, orange, or green indicator depending on its attributes. But why is it good or bad? It is enough to unfold the file in question and we will see what it does, at the nutritional, that a product is beneficial or harmful to us.
But what if a product is ‘bad’ for me? Surely, seeing one of these ‘alert’ messages from the application, you will wonder what should you eat instead of what you just scanned. Very easy, because if we continue scrolling down this tab, the application itself will tell us which are the best alternatives that we can buy in the supermarket. And if we have doubts, we can open the corresponding product file to also see its detailed nutritional information.
Perhaps the app could help us to make the shopping cart and, with a complete list, see which products are good and bad. It is a function that would be interesting for an application of this style. But the truth is that, to be a totally free application, what it offers us is really useful. And we are not going to miss information of any kind, because everything is well explained and with graphics that facilitate quick reading. What we do have is a history of scanned products, as well as their alternatives, and graphics about what was scanned.