Diet Science

Diet Science 2.0

Advice for a balanced diet with easy to understand charts

If you are spending too much time in front of a computer and you have something of a sedentary life-style, a good healthy diet might help your general condition and this software may come handy. View full description

PROS

  • Useful charts

CONS

  • Poor interface
  • Lack of recipes
  • Personal diet diary missing

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If you are spending too much time in front of a computer and you have something of a sedentary life-style, a good healthy diet might help your general condition and this software may come handy.

If healthy food were as flat and boring as the interface of this program, you would have all the reasons you need to avoid it! The design is unbelievably poor and unfortunately, in the trial version it’s not possible to see the selection of recipes. It is possible though, to calculate your Body Mass Index by entering your height and weight. You may as well have a look at your Metabolic Syndrome by going into more detail, such as the fasting blood glucose, waist circumference and finally entering your blood pressure. The software also gives you some indication about the Vegetarian, Asian, Mediterranean and USDA diets, together with Diet Pyramids and a Glycemic Index of common food items.

This of course should not substitute a visit to your doctor in case of serious diet problems, but it can help you to have an idea of what is a balanced diet and how many calories we should have on a daily basis.

If you need some help to understand how many calories you need, or whether yours is a balanced diet, Diet Science may help but it’s let down by an ugly design.

A scientific understanding of food items is necessary to develop a balanced, healthy diet.
Calculators included are:

Body Mass Index
Daily calorie requirements by Age and Gender
Glycemic Index and Load of 125 common food items
Daily Glycemic Load calculator
Metabolic Syndrome
Nutritional Pyramids included are:
Asian
Latin
Mediterranean
USDA
Vegetarian

Diets included are:
Asian
USDA with 7 day sample menus
Mediterranean with sample menu
Vegetarian with sample menu

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Diet Science 2.0