A premium update to nutrition app Wholesome lets you do more than just see what’s in your food. The base app — with all its nutritional information — is still free, but for $2.99, you can unlock the “My Nutrition” and “Food Diary” features.
These give you tools to track your intake of hundreds of nutrients like vitamins, minerals and isoflavonoids. I had to look up what isoflavonoids are, but I definitely haven’t eaten any today (they’re in peas).
Once you buy the upgrade, an “Eat” button appears at the bottom of the individual food pages. As you go through your day, you can just click that button for everything you nom upon, and the app will add its numbers to your nutrition and diary pages.
If you forget to add a food one day, you can do it later and move it to where it belongs so you don’t skew anything. And you can enter your gender and age to set your recommended daily allowances for everything and see how your nutrition is.
This update turns Wholesome from a handy nutrition-information app to a full-on diet tracker and calorie counter. It would be nice to be able to add custom foods (the app has data for corn flakes but obviously not my preferred breakfast of Marshmallow Mateys, and I’m pretty sure the numbers will be different there), but the new features and breadth of foods at least give you a general idea of how smart your food decisions are.
You can download Wholesome here.