- When many are becoming health and fitness conscious these days there is hardly anything reliable which will keep a track of what we eat and which will inform us of its nutritional value.
- Nutrify India Now – an app launched by the Hyderabad-based Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN), will now do the same job for you for no fee. The app can be downloaded from Android and iOS platforms.
- The app has nutritional information on common Indian food recipes. It can help users to find out energy balance as it also gives, calories, proteins, vitamins and minerals details on common Indian recipes.
- The app has raw food names available in 17 Indian languages, along with the scientific names.
Shaeen Mulani, a dietician at Family Welfare department of Maharashtra, said, “The app uses specific guidelines prescribed by ICMR and so its authenticity increases. Other apps are taking the database from foreign sources, this app is taking all the Indian recipes. It is most comprehensive and authenticate nutritional guide to Indian users.”
The app has information on 19 nutrients and they are Protein (g), Fat (g), Fibre (g), Carbohydrate (g), Energy (Kcal), Vitamin B2 (mg), Vitamin B6 (mg), Vitamin B9 (mcg), Vitamin C (mg), Vitamin A (mcg), Total carotenoids (mcg), Vitamin D2 (mcg), Vitamin D3 (mcg), Iron (mg), Zinc (mg), Potassium (mg), Sodium (mg), Calcium (mg) and Saturated fat (g).
My nutrient requirements, Nutrients in my foods, My Diet and Activity, Search foods by nutrients, Foods by language and Info, are the six components that the app has. One can also search for food by nutrients.
ICMR, mentions that it would be one of the important step to focus on combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Sameer Sathe, a dietician from Pune, said, “There are many apps, but no one is giving authenticated and reliable information. When the government is taking such step people would use it with trust and it will benefit many.”