NEW AWESOME APP - You can SCAN your food labels to see how healthy they are.

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Having a healthy lifestyle is easy when you know the ins and outs of planning and preparing good food for your family. You might also find yourself being a label reader at the grocery store, and if you are, this app will revolutionize the way you shop for food. If you already live healthily, you know what types of food you like to bring in to make for yourself on a regular basis. You most likely eat a lot of organic food that hasn't been genetically modified or treated with pesticides. These additives can be very unhealthy for the human body causing you to have digestive issues. Food should be eaten without pesticides, so that means incorporating more organic food into your healthy lifestyle. You will want to make sure you are eating a lot of great vegetables. One vegetable per day isn't going to cut it for a healthy lifestyle.

Our bodies need constant fuel by means of plant nutrition so that we get all of the vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy and vibrant. You also need protein, which many vegetables have in them. Most people think you need to eat meat to have adequate amounts of protein, but there are vegans who don't eat any animal products who are extremely healthy, and all of their blood tests come back normal or better. If you do eat meat, make sure that you get only free range organic meats from animals who have had happy lives free from hormones and antibiotics. This awesome and easy to use app from Environmental Working Group would be amazing for anyone who chooses to live healthily and needs to check labels. For people with gluten intolerances or diabetics, for example, it is so crucial that they check the labels before eating something. With all of the fine print that you need to read, it can become a little tiresome on the eyes, plus it is time-consuming. This app can be downloaded to your phone or tablet and then used in the grocery store to scan items as you are shopping.

How awesome is that? So if there is a food product that you are unsure about, just scan it, and the app from EWG will show you their rating on a scale from 1 to 5, 1 being the best score and 5 being the worst score. For example, you want to find out which BBQ sauce is healthiest, just take out your phone and open the app, then scan the label of the food, and a score will come up. The score is tallied by their ranking on Nutrition, Ingredients, and Processing Concerns. You can compare different brands and products and see which sauce would be best to purchase. You can even scan barcodes for shampoo and body wash or soaps to get the scores. People seem to love this app, and out of over 1900 reviews, it gets four stars. One user of the app shares that he loves using his Healthy Living app in the grocery store, and it helps him make healthier choices. Check out the app and try it out for yourself to make it a part of your healthy lifestyle.***

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