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App Finder: Nice nutrition apps

updated: 3/6/2015 8:06 AM

March is National Nutrition Month, and it's a great time to examine your eating habits and make sure your eating habits are keeping you healthy and happy. Enlist some help from some handy apps that can help you track what you're putting into your body and aid you in finding healthy recipes. From apps that link up with step-counters to apps that can link you up with a nutritionist, you're sure to find something that you'll find helpful in your quest to get fit.

HealthyOut: Don't skip outings to restaurants with family and friends because you're trying to watch what you eat: HealthyOut is an app that takes the guesswork out of finding nutritious offerings at restaurants around the country. The app is also designed to help people with special dietary requirements: You can set the app to look for paleo-friendly fare, low-carb choices or gluten-free foods.
Free for iOS and Android.

ShopWell: Sometimes one of the hardest things about optimizing your nutrition is making sure you are making the best choices at the grocery store. ShopWell is an app that can help you plan your grocery list, tailoring recommendations for you based on your dietary needs -- from gluten sensitivity to athletic training -- with help from registered nutritions. It can also help you swap out unhealthy items for better choices.
Free for iOS and Android.

Fooducate: Fooducate is another tool aimed at helping you make better choices about what you're putting into your body. Scan a food item to find out more about what you're eating; the app assigns ratings to food items so you can assess their nutritional value. Read through the app's daily tips, and link up with the Fooducate community for support in meeting your health- and fitness-related goals.
Free for iOS and Android.

My Fitness Pal: We often underestimate how many calories we're eating and wonder why we're having trouble losing weight, experts say. Log the items you're eating through My Fitness Pal, an app that helps you count your calories and see where you could be making nutritional changes. The app also allows you to track your exercise and water consumption, so you can make sure you're making steps in the right direction.
Free for iOS and Android.

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Citymaps: Citymaps is an app that lets you create personalized maps to help you keep track of your favorite places. Use the app to see your friends' picks, make collections, put together tours, get directions and check out recommendations from other users. The app also features curated maps from celebrities and publishers.
Free for iOS and Android.

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