What’s on your food?

There is this app “What’s on my food’’ which will give you inside information about pesticide residues that can be on your food, even after washing it.
How much of this is really on the food you are eating and what are the dangers of these pesticides?
The Pesticide Action Network’s Iphone app gives you the answers to these questions.
It shows a list of foods where pesticides are on and what chemicals are the most dangerous ones. The app let’s you compare organic to conventional foods in a new visual way. Their results come from multiple authoritative sources. You never knew these toxins where on your food untill you discover it with ‘What’s on my food’.

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With this app you can make informed choices at the grocery store which is very nice and helpful.

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It has future growth potential because more and more people don’t just eat whatever they think is nice without knowing what is inside (or in this situation on) the stuff. We want all information nowadays about what is healthy, how foods are made or how company’s work with the products. I think this form of transparency is a really good one. You can consume more ‘safe’ foods and become more healthy because of the knowledge you have. Your quality of life will be affected positively, especially the part of physical wellbeing.
http://www.whatsonmyfood.org
http://organicgardensnetwork.blogspot.nl

Fresh from the world: Know where your food comes from.

http://www.urbanext.illinois.edu/food/ is an educational website for kids to make them learn more about where their food comes from. It is an initiative from the university of Ilunois extension.
On the website there is very much information available about products that are eaten often. It shows the process of food from the farmer who cultivates it, till the point where you buy it at the grocery store.
They also give the children historical information about how products are cultivated by a certain populationgroup but have been spread by other travelers and explorers. This is to give them background information about today’s complex food distribution chain.
This is an example of how children can be educated about the foods they are eating. In america, a huge part of the population is overweight because they eat to much fatty and sugary foods. There should be more sites, maybe games (?) like this to show and teach children that eating healthy can be very nice and why it is necessary for their health. This has future growht potential because it is very important in this world to make the people more aware of what they are doing. More knowledge can lead to prevention of many diseases.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/food/

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You want some Brogurt?

”Brogurt” is Greek yoghurt just for guys. It has been created under the name of ‘Powerfull Yoghurt’ by a team of sports nutritionists, food scientists, and trainers. They call this a ‘’for men, by men-snack’’. It is developed to help guys lose fat, gain muscle and improve their digestive health.
The yoghurt is all-natural, fat-free and comes in six flavours. It is also sold in ‘’man-size’’. (8-ounce cups). This cups are full of protein to make muscles grow.

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In a market dominated by female consumers, the devolopers of ‘’Powerfull Yoghurt’’ decided to develop a product that satisfies the unique health and nutrition needs of the male consumer. It approaches their masculinity, and motivates them to become even more manly. The difference between men and women becomes bigger.
That’s why it is a very attractive product for men. It is High in protein, all- natural, great tasting and absolutely not for girls. It is created for regular men, who go to the gym now and then, want to watch their bodies but also want to drink a beer and eat chicken wings. This product shows that it is possible for everybody to become healhty and good looking in a world where it can be difficult to eat right. Because of this ” Powerfull Yoghurt” reaches a big audience.

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This product has future growth potential because it is like a superfood but it makes men feel like men.
We are also more then ever busy with our health. The world is full of obesity and many other diseases, so it is very important to become healthy & fit, and stay that way. We all want to prevent getting heart diseases. And moreover we want to look as good as we possibly can.

source: http://www.powerful.yt

Don’t stop moving!

We all want to know how much we move don’t we?
But do you also want to know how active your friends are? Well, i do!
And that’s the idea behind the app ‘Bouncers’. This app is developed by researchers of the Technical university Eindhoven, in collaboration with ‘De ondernemende huisarts’ (DOH) and is launched on Monday the 16th of september 2013.
Because of the social side of the app, users are more aware of how much they move and motivate eachother to work on a more active lifestyle.
The app is for everyone with an android-phone available for free.
The principle of the app is simple: on the background of your phone screen you see moving cirkels, which show your physical activity and the activity of your friends.  The more someone moves, the faster his ring bounces across the screen. So you can compare your own lifestyle to those of your friends.

Acording to Caroline Hummels, professor at the technical university Eindhoven, and one of the researchers behind the app, it’s the link with the friends which makes users aware of their personal body movement. The app also increases the social bond within the circle of friends. Just like if you join a sportsclub. An other nice detail: the researchers have also managed to keep the energy consumption of their app very low, to save as much as possible of the battery of your phone.

This app is fun, can help with weight loss and has a social character which is an example of how the social web is getting more and more important in people’s everyday life.

Source: Gezondheidskrant.nl (@Gezondheidskrnt) 16/09/2013Image

Know what you’re eating!

This new app called ‘Nutrition quiz’ from Runtastic is an app which is about short food-tests. This tests are not only designed to check your knowledge about food and nutrition but specially to improve it!
Very interesting and educational, and you’’ll get to know a lot more about nutrition and health.
I am very interested in healty food, so to me this is a very funny way to learn about it.
It has future growth potential because people are more and more busy with making their lifestyle a healty one.
The influence of the social web is also growing, with this app you train good behavior by using a game, this development is called gamification.
This app is like a combination of these 2 factors which are becoming more important to people these days. It is proved that 19% of the people who own a smartphone use at least one app about health nowadays instead of 5% 2 years ago.

Source: Algemeen Dagblad, weekendbijlage 21/09/2013

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