4 apps that remind you to eat and hydrate
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If you aren’t drinking enough water or eating at regular intervals during the day, you’re probably leaving yourself vulnerable to health problems. For lack of hydration can lead to varying degrees of dehydration, while lack of nutrition can trigger high blood pressure, exhaustion, hypertension, even heart diseases. Apps can come to the rescue on this front, reminding you to keep up with the required water and food intake every day.
Free on Android; Rs250 on iOS
The WaterMinder app tells you how much water you should be drinking every day, based on your weight. The app shows you graphs to indicate water consumption, so you know instantly how much you need to drink. You will also get access to your history of water consumption daily, and can set reminders to notify yourself when it is time to drink up.
This app keeps tabs on how much water you have consumed all day, and whether that is enough. It will also keep tabs on any other drinks, such as juices and tea, you may have had, the basic idea being to keep you hydrated. The app can plug in to the Google Fit app and Samsung S Health app (on a Samsung smartphone) and combine the data with overall fitness-tracking data.
FoodPrint Diet by Nutrino
Free (subscription Rs550 onwards)
This is a complete nutrition app that also offers personalized meal plans and suggests the ideal composition of nutrients on different days of the week. The FoodPrint Diet app also lets you customize meal plans and has a dedicated set of meal plans for pregnant women. You can review your progress every day.
Eat This Much
Free on Android; $8.99, or Rs570, a month on iOS
Eat This Much is a flexible meal planner. Based on your diet goals, your budget and the time you may have to cook, this app suggests what you should eat. It can even create grocery lists based on your actual meal consumption through the week. The suggestions it provides include vegetarian and Mediterranean dish options.