15 Apr '11, 1pm

New Phone App Computes Calories By Taking a Picture of Your Meal

New Phone App Computes Calories By Taking a Picture of Your Meal

It's Sunday morning and you're out for a delightful brunch. You know that mile high stack of chocolate chip pancakes blanketed with maple syrup is outside of your diet , but you're just not quite sure how much. And then from across the table, your brunch mate snaps a shot of the stack and within minutes you know the damage. It turns out this is entirely possible. According to a story on Reuters , reported on Mother Nature Network , a new smart phone app can do just that. After taking a picture of a food item, the info is transmitted to a calorie database and within minutes it returns the range of calories in your meal. The app is called MealSnap and it can transmit information for over 500,000 food items. "The database can quickly help identity the food, how many calories there are, proteins, fat, carbs, vitamins, whatever you may want to know," said DailyBurn CEO Andy Smi...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/new-phone-ap...

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