Award Winning Nutrition App Tracks Sugar and Salt Intake

Wholesome Health - April 17th, 2018

With the Wholesome app you can easily track the foods and recipes that you eat and monitor your intake of sugar and sodium. You may be surprised how easily you can reach your daily limits and Wholesome will warn you when you do. With a focus on improving health through nutrition, Wholesome was the winner of the Innov8 for Health award.

Be warned when you've had too much sugar

 Wholesome app nutrition tracker will warn you in red when you go above your daily sugar target (left), corresponding food diary (right)

Wholesome app nutrition tracker will warn you in red when you go above your daily sugar target (left), corresponding food diary (right)

Be warned when you've had too much salt

 Wholesome app nutrition tracker will warn you in red when you go above your daily sodium target (left), corresponding food diary (right)

Wholesome app nutrition tracker will warn you in red when you go above your daily sodium target (left), corresponding food diary (right)

Easily customize your sugar or salt goals

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If you'd like to adjust your sodium or sugar goals you can easily do that within profile settings. Simply enter the grams you'd like to track toward. Wholesome allows you to fully customize over 90 nutrient targets. You can also choose how you'd like to view your nutrition tracker -- you can track toward 100% of your daily targets or simply view how much you've eaten in grams. 

Here is what one of our customers said: 

"You can set your own sugar goal (as a specific amount and a percentage of your daily food intake) and see at which rate you are reaching it with every meal (eg: after eating fruit salad, your percentage of sugar intake might get quite close to your sugar limit, meaning that for the rest of the day, you should remain careful!) Anyway, great app! 5 stars!" - UpInTheSky

Find out how much salt or sugar is in your recipe

Wholesome let's you create and save your own recipes and see how much salt or sugar is in them (along with 90 other nutrients). You can also browse community recipes or see your Facebook friend's recipes. With just one-click you can track an entire recipe. 

 Wholesome calculates the nutrition of your recipe based on the ingredients and number of  servings so you easily can see how much salt or sugar is in each serving.

Wholesome calculates the nutrition of your recipe based on the ingredients and number of  servings so you easily can see how much salt or sugar is in each serving.

View and track 90 nutrients in your foods and recipes

Wholesome tracks a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega 3's and 6's:

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Macronutrients and the usuals: Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Sugars, Fiber, Water, calories

Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Retinol, Vitamin B6, Folate (Vitamin B9), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Choline, Pantothenic Acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin.

Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium.

Omega 3's and 6's: Linoleic Acid, α-Linolenic Acid, EPA, DPA, DHA. 

Sterols: Phytosterol, Stigmasterol, Cholesterol.

Carotenoids (antioxidants): β-Carotene, α-Carotene, β-Cryptoxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein.

Tocopherols (antioxidants): β-Tocopherol, γ-Tocopherol, δ-Tocopherol, α-Tocotrienol, β-Tocotrienol, δ-Tocotrienol, γ-Tocotrienol.

Flavanoids (antioxidants): Cyanidin, Petunidin, Delphinidin, Malvidin, Pelargonidin, Peonidin, Catechin, EGC, Epicatechin, ECG, EGCG, Gallocatechin, Eriodictyol, Hesperitin, Naringenin, Apigenin, Luteolin, Isorhamnetin, Keampferol, Myricetin, Quercetin, Daidzein, Genistein, Glycitein, Isoflavones, Proanthocyanidins, Gingerol, Glucosinolates, Pterostilbene, Diallyl Disulfide, Molybdenum.

Other: Cysteine, Betaine, Curcumin, L-DOPA, Resveratrol.

PERSONALIZED NUTRITION GOALS

Did you know that women are recommended to have twice as much iron as men and pregnant women need three times as much? Just set your profile and the app will take all of these factors into account and set your goals according to the USDA guidelines. You can also customize your own nutrient targets within settings. 

FIND OUT WHAT TO EAT NEXT

Wholesome not only calculates your daily nutrition, it also suggests foods to eat to fill any nutrition gaps. For example, if you didn’t get enough iron and protein for breakfast or lunch, it will find foods rich in both for dinner. With Wholesome you can optimize your diet and get the most out of what you eat. 

TRACK WHILE PREGNANT

Wholesome is a fantastic tool for tracking your nutrition while pregnant or while trying to conceive. Folate (also commonly known by the synthetic form 'folic acid'), is a critical nutrient to consume while pregnant as it reduces the risk of neural tube defects in infants. With Wholesome, you can get it directly from whole foods and ensure you're getting enough. Just set your profile to pregnant, and your goals will adjust allowing you to track toward the USDA recommended intake levels of 600mcg.

About Wholesome

After having two different cancers in her childhood the founder of Wholesome developed the app with the help of her husband to get more healthfulness out of her diet. To date, Wholesome for iOS has had over 250,000 downloads and over 1.5 million whole foods tracked. The app has been featured on BuzzFeed, LikeHacker, CultofMac, and The Seattle Times.

What Wholesome users are saying

"I wanted an app that wasn't for dieting but simply telling me if I was getting enough protein and vitamins. This app is exactly that."- Mobejo
"It sure does make you conscious of what you eat, as a food diary would, but no nagging about diet, lose weight, etc, which is a problem with other apps. As with most Americans, I'm usually too high in sodium, sometimes protein which was a surprise, not enough fruit, vegetables. The benefits convince you how great they are for you, so it motivates you to try to eat more of the good things!" - Jetta375
"I AM LOVING IT SO FAR!!! By far the best nutrition tracker I've found yet" - Jessmud
"You can set your own sugar goal (as a specific amount and a percentage of your daily food intake) and see at which rate you are reaching it with every meal (eg: after eating fruit salad, your percentage of sugar intake might get quite close to your sugar limit, meaning that for the rest of the day, you should remain careful!) Anyway, great app! 5 stars!" - UpInTheSky
"Great app to really break down what you eat instead of just filling in calorie Count. This app will take the mystery Out of eating right and whether or not You need supplements. I'm a vegetarian And often I'm often asked if I get all I Need? Turns out yes! I get enough Iron, protein and calcium that is Commonly thought of as lacking in A vegan or vegetarian diet. Good to show your doctor" - Deepti
"Way more flexible for those of us that don't eat a ton of processed or branded foods. Takes an eye for design and adds an ease of use that's unparalleled by those free apps that focus on crowd sourced information. I'm currently using it to track my toddlers vitamin intake and love it! It'll work for your purposes as well, I'm sure." - TheJayRay
“AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME APP that has made my life so much easier...tracking my nutrition is absolutely imperative to my survival from cancer. I am also challenged with malabsorption syndrome and this application helps me make sure I'm getting all my nutrition in a balanced way. THANKS A MILLION!”  - Plum Lotusbud