Nutritional scale: What device can help me estimate portions and nutritional value when cooking?
What device can help me estimate portions and nutritional value when cooking?
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Managing food portions and nutritional intake is an important part of diabetes management. There are a number of nutritional scales on the market that may help with estimating portion size and nutritional values. Below are direct links to some examples of these devices:
- DiaScale Nutritional Scale (at Diabetes Express Pharmacy) is made specifically for the diabetes community and can weigh food portions, calculate nutritional values by actual portion size, calculate calories, fat, cholesterol, fiber, and protein. It also has a food database of over 900 dry and liquid foods. The price of this device is about $45 to $55 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
- Digital Nutritional Scale by Kitrics (at Wayfair Canada) also calculates calories and daily nutritional intake. This product costs about $65 to $75 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
- Digital Nutrition Scale by Perfect Portions (at Bed, Bath & Beyond Canada) serves as both a nutritional calculator and a food scale to weight portion size. This device costs about $50 (CDN), plus additional shipping fees.
If you use a smartphone or tablet, you may also be interested in knowing about apps that track nutritional content and caloric intake. Here are direct links to a couple of examples of free nutrition apps:
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For Android Devices