Note from Connie: Let's face it, not only can kicking sugar be tough, but when you're on the run -- which many of us are these days -- eating a healthy diet can be a major challenge. That's why you'll want to know about this easy-to-use nutrition tool created by CalorieKing and the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. Karen James brings you info about it.
The Internet-based food search toolbar (available for PC and MAC users) not only gives you the nutritional information of more than 50,000 basic and brand name foods, but it also tells you about how many minutes it will take to walk off that double-decker burger covered in sloppy sauce. (Of course, we're not recommending that you have one.)
This CalorieKing-Joslin tool also provides information on the calorie density of various foods using a one- to four-star rating system that signals which foods, calorie-wise, are the best choices.
But this may be the best part yet—the toolbar is also available in a simplified mobile format for those with Internet-enabled mobile or smartphone.
What this means is that no matter where you are (as long as you have cell coverage), you can get the skinny on what you're about to eat.
Karen James for SUGAR SHOCK! Blog