CheckYourFood
Website: http://www.Checkyourfood.com
CheckYourFood
Website: http://www.Checkyourfood.com

W hat is checkyourfood.com?

Here at CheckYourFood we are proud to call ourselves the most cutting edge tool for nutrition ever made.

We’ve made it easier than ever to CHECK & TRACK the benefits of your daily food so you can be Fitter, Healthier, Stronger and more Resistant to infection & disease.

Our aim when launching checkyourfood was to provide nutritional information that everyone could understand and not just repeat meaningless tables.

Since launching we’ve helped people reach all kinds of goals, from losing weight to overcoming health problems, building strength and endurance, avoiding allergens, identifying deficiencies and helping with ageing. Not only that, when you check your food you will be healthier, have more energy, sleep better and concentrate more!

So food’s no longer about counting calories or following the latest trends; it’s about giving your body everything it needs to protect and enhance your HEALTH & FITNESS.

CheckYourFood is free to use on a basic level, with over 1700 ingredients and over 500 recipes available with their full nutritional content and any allergens displayed.

RDA’s (recommended daily allowances), the effects of cooking and portion sizes are all taken into account so you can get an accurate view on the nutrition in your food.

Not only that, it also has 76 nutrients listed with the foods highest in them by portion size.

All of the information is scientifically backed, so you know you’re getting the latest peer reviewed nutritional information.

My Premium Account

If you want more then sign up for your My Premium Account where you’ll be able to track what you’re eating, by keeping a food diary, analyse your meals and plan menus to maximise the health benefits of your food. You can also track your sugar intake and the glycemic load of your meals.

W hat are nutrients and why should you know about them?

Your first line of defence should be through food

Nutrient deficiency is now recognised as one of the leading causes of disease in the West, often termed 'sub clinical deficiencies' which are deficiencies that show no obvious symptoms early on but lead to chronic conditions later in life. In response to this the Harvard Medical School has recommended that our “first line of defence should be through food and to rearrange our diet to include more sources of the nutrients we are lacking”.

Checkyourfood.com allows you to see what is in your food and what it does for you, so you can choose which '5 a day' will most benefit your health.

Recent research has also shown that a nutrient rich diet can stop the hunger pangs that lead to overeating and obesity.

Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food!

W hy not just take supplements?

"I deal with many patients who are led by clever marketing or packaging to spend huge amounts of money on so-called ‘health’ supplements and products for which there is no evidence, and which do nothing at all,” Michael Lean Professor of human nutrition, University of Glasgow.

There have been many news reports recently highlighting the potential dangers of synthetic vitamin supplements and mineral supplements. These warnings are generally in the area of the mega dosing that these supplements give causing adverse reactions in our bodies. We evolved to beneficially use nutrients as they naturally occur in food and not in any other way.

Food contains multiple nutrients that work together enhancing the benefits they provide to us in way supplements never can.

For example in leafy greens the vitamin K1, folate, lutein, beta carotene and vitamin C, work together to prevent cognitive decline in a synergistic way that scientists are only just beginning to understand. For more information see - This article on Food Synergy

Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food!

H ow is checkyourfood.com different from other sites?

We connect: what nutrients do for us (science); which nutrients are in our food; how much we need to protect our health; the effects of cooking and realistic portion sizes.

We provide the full nutritional content (vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, essential amino acids, fatty acids, protein, carbohydrate and fat) of over 1,600 ingredients and 500 meals and compares ingredients based on realistic portion sizes and likely cooking losses.

You can apply cooking methods so you can see how the nutritional content of your food is affected by cooking.

Our food tracker report gives you a full nutritional breakdown of what you have eaten over a time period with an easy to understand traffic light system so you can see where you have done well, where you are doing OK but need more of a nutrient and where you are really lacking nutrients.

Checkyourfood.com allows you to analyse your own meals by applying the cooking methods to get a more accurate report of the nutritional content of your finished meal.

We provide the ingredient amounts, cooking methods and the full nutritional breakdown of recipes so you can cook the meal yourself and know the nutritional value. You can also add your own meal recipes.

You can filter out ingredients and meals that contain any of the 14 allergens set by the UK Food Standards Agency.

See below a comparison of checkyourfood with other popular health and fitness sites.

Check Your Food My Fitness Pal Spark People Lose It
Basic nutritional breakdown of ingredients and meals - i.e. just calories, carbs, fat, protein icon icon icon icon
Food tracker report with basic nutritional breakdown - i.e. just calories, cabs, fat, protein icon icon icon icon
Food tracker report with full nutritional breakdown of all nutrients icon icon icon icon
Full nutritional breakdown of all nutrients for ingredients and meals icon icon icon icon
Shows how cooking methods affect nutritional content icon icon icon icon
‘Traffic lights’ so you know which nutrients you need to get more of to stay healthy icon icon icon icon
Analyse your own meals to get a full nutritional breakdown of all nutrients icon icon icon icon
Build up your own personal database of analysed recipes for adding to your food tracker icon icon icon icon
Select existing recipes and personalise them with your ingredients, cooking methods and amounts icon icon icon icon
Recipes for all the meals in the site with full nutritional breakdown of all nutrients icon icon icon icon
Find ingredients and meals high in specific nutrients icon icon icon icon
Overviews and links to the latest science on 68 nutrients icon icon icon icon
Filter out ingredients with allergens icon icon icon icon
All nutrient amounts expressed as a percentage of your RDA (recommended dietary/daily allowance) icon icon icon icon
68 nutrients represented including phytochemicals (polyphenols) icon icon icon icon
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s it for me?

Checkyourfood.com was designed to be beneficial to many types of people. Please select an option below to see how it can work for you!

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H
ealth conscious
Eat smart, stay healthy

If you are interested in staying healthy you need to make sure you are meeting your RDAs for nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytochemicals, essential amino acids, fibre, carbohydrate and protein).

Our recipe analyser allows you to check the exact nutritional content of the meals you are preparing and build up your own database of meals for adding to your food tracker as you go along.

Our food tracker report uses a simple traffic light system to clearly show you which nutrients you need more of and you can then adjust your meals accordingly and maximise the health benefits of your food.

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H
ealth professionals
More knowledge, better advice

Learn about all what all the nutrients do and view the latest research on them.

Get a breakdown of exactly which nutrients are in food so you can give your clients the best advice. Vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, essential amino acids, fatty acids, protein, carbohydrate, fat and calories are all included.

You can monitor your clients food tracker to ensure they are eating what you recommend and create a menu plan for your client to use during their week.

If your client has a food allergy, you can look up ingredients and meals high in certain nutrients, and then exclude ingredients or meals that contain any of the 14 allergens outlined by the Food Standards Agency.

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F
itness
Eat smart, get the edge

If you are concerned about the safety or price of fitness supplements you can use checkyourfood.com make sure you get enough of the essential amino acids and protein you need to recover from training and build muscle.

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P
arents/families
Fussy eater, no worries

If you are interested in the health of your family you need to make sure you are all meeting your personal RDAs for nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytochemicals, essential amino acids, fibre, carbohydrate and protein) to maximise the health benefits of your food.

Our food tracker report uses a simple traffic light system to clearly show you which nutrients you or your children need more of and you can then adjust your meals accordingly and establish a truly balanced diet for your family.

If your child doesn’t like a certain food you can find other foods that they do like to provide them with all the nutrients they need.

If your child has an allergy, when browsing for ingredients and meals high in certain nutrients, you can exclude allergens (any of the 14 provided by the Food Standards Agency).

You can use the menu planner to plan the most nutritious meals your family need well in advance.

You can build your own database of tried and tested recipes for adding to the food tracker as you go along.

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E
ducators
More knowledge, better education

The subject of nutrition is increasingly on the agenda for schools from Jamie Oliver’s school dinners to the World Health Organisation's Food and Nutrition Policy for schools.

Knowledge about good nutrition is now seen as a vital life skill.

Checkyourfood.com is a tool that gives teachers up to date, accurate, information that they can use when planning lessons. The students can learn about nutrition and about the nutritional value of the food they are cooking.

It has applications for the food technology department, the science department, with an overview of nutritional science and the PE department where nutrition increasingly plays a part in fitness training.

Checkyourfood is also a great tool for the catering department to use when planning school meals, using the meal analyser the nutritional content of meals can be greatly enhanced.

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C
hefs/food bloggers
See how good your food is

Join the 'Health by Stealth' revolution by using our meal analyser to get a full breakdown of all the nutrients in your meals and maximise the health benefits of every meal you provide. You can also let your customers/readers see how good your meals are!

You can use our professional RDAs to provide meals for all your customers with guidelines on the amounts of nutrients.

You can easily create and analyse nutritious meals for special diets, that exclude any of the 14 allergens outlined by the Food Standards Agency.

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S
eniors
Age smart, stay youthful

As we age our intake of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, fatty acids) becomes more important to stave off the traditional effects of ageing. Use our food tracker to track your intake and access advice on how much you need on a daily basis to protect your long term health and establish a truly balanced diet for your age.

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Dietary reference intakes (RDAs) are reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences, courtesy of the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. www.nap.edu