If you are either a bodybuilder or have diabetes this is an app you will truly make use of on a regular basis.
NEW FEATURE Starting in Version 3.0 — User can now Record Custom Servings using the Create Custom Serving button available in the upper right corner of each Food Serving Infomaton page
The iCarbs app provides information about foods and how they are rated for carbohydrate content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. If you are a bodybuilder, you probably want to have a high intake of carbohydrates, but on the other hand if you have diabetes you need to make sure you don't exceed your recommended daily amount of carbohydrates. The foods are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Carbohydrates (carbs) all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:
- = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Carbs (45.01 - 166.46 g)
- = Rated VERY HIGH in Carbs (30.01 - 45.00 g)
- = Rated HIGH in Carbs (15.01 - 30.00 g)
- = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Carbs (12.01 - 15.00 g)
- = Rated MODERATE in Carbs (9.01 - 12.00 g)
- = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Carbs (6.01 - 9.00 g)
- = Rated LOW in Carbs (3.01 - 6.00 g)
- = Rated VERY LOW in Carbs (0.01 - 3.00 g)
- = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Carbs (0.00 g)
There are eight tables listing food servings:
- = All Foods
- = Fast Foods
- = Fruits & Vegetables
- = Meat, Fish & Shellfish
- = Dairy & Egg
- = Cereal Grains & Pasta
- = Sweets
- = Snacks
The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles.
Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
- Food Title
- Weight (in grams)
- Common Measure (serving size for weight)
- Carbohydrate Content (in grams)
- Percentage of Carbohydrate by Weight (if at least 1%)
- USDA Description
- USDA Food Group
- USDA Nutrient Database Number
Selecting a food in any of the tables will display additional information including, in some cases, a photograph of the item; and, the percentage by weight of carbohydrates (if it is 1% or greater).
Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Carbohydrate Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different foods included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., "Egg, Fried" and "Fried Egg"). A few these have as many as six searchable names.
The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.
Category: Medicine, Health & Fitness
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iPhone / iPod Touch Screenshots — iCarbs
iPad Screenshots — iCarbs