If you are either a bodybuilder, vegetarian or vegan then 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
There’s an App for That: iProteins Must Have for Vegetarians
Perhaps you are one of those people who has long struggled with the idea of going vegetarian or adopting a vegan lifestyle because you’re worried that you won’t get enough protein. Or, perhaps you are a vegan or vegetarian who isn’t getting as much protein as you’d like (or even need). Well, iPhone to the rescue again, because there’s an app for that. And particularly if you’re considering going meat-free for the new year, iProteins (no points for originality on the name) can be your new best friend.
The app was originally designed for body builders (who require massive amounts of protein in order to build that massive muscle mass), but if you’re unsure of where to go to get your best meat-free protein source or how much of it you need, it’s also a perfect veggie app.
What is the USDA Nutrient Database number, you ask? It’s a number derived from the USDA National Food Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Protein Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. It’s actually the data that serves as the basis for the entire app.
There are over 1100 different food servings in iProteins, and you can also search by how a food is prepared (ie: canned versus frozen). Also, food is rated by a handy color coding system for the visually inclined. White means you have an extremely low number of grams of protein in the item. Red means a high count. There’s a range in between, of course.
So, whether you’re a seasoned veggie eater or a newbie to the meat-free world, iProteins is a handy app for managing your daily intake!
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The iProteins app provides information about foods and how they are rated for protein 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 are a vegan then you want to make sure you are taking in a sufficient amount of protein. The foods are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Proteins all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:
- = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Proteins (30.01 - 51.89 g)
- = Rated VERY HIGH in Proteins (20.01 - 30.00 g)
- = Rated HIGH in Proteins (15.01 - 20.00 g)
- = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Proteins (12.01 - 15.00 g)
- = Rated MODERATE in Proteins (9.01 - 12.00 g)
- = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Proteins (6.01 - 9.00 g)
- = Rated LOW in Proteins (3.01 - 6.00 g)
- = Rated VERY LOW in Proteins (0.01 - 3.00 g)
- = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Proteins (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)
- Protein Content (in grams)
- Percentage of Protein by Weight (if at least 1%)
- USDA Description
- USDA Food Group
- USDA Nutrient Database Number
Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Protein Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings 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 iProteins Info screen provides access to additional information pages:
- What are Proteins?
- Vegan Diet & Proteins
- Highest Protein Foods
- User Agreement
- How to Use this App
- About this App (includes allowance to 1) Report a Problem; 2) Ask a Questions; and 3) Make a Suggestion)
The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.
Category: Health & Fitness, Education
Copyright 2010-2013 James Hollender. All rights reserved.
iPhone / iPod Touch Screenshots — iProteins
iPad Screenshots — iProteins