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If you are trying to follow a low-carb, vegan, or Paleo diet, you probably have a routine that consists of checking nutritional labels, carefully planning your trips to the grocery store, and consulting your favorite search engine to find what’s okay to eat. Spoon Guru, a new app designed by a panel of world-leading nutritionists, researchers, and health experts is here to make life a little bit easier. The app, which has recently crossed the pond from the United Kingdom, allows users to create a profile centered around their lifestyle and nutritional choices and enjoy a tailored shopping and cooking experience that caters to their needs.

The app was specifically created with food allergies in mind: you can select which foods you need to avoid, as well as indicating if you are following a specific lifestyle choice (e.g., vegan). The app takes all of these things into account when informing you regarding which foods may have hidden ingredients you need to avoid. While this isn’t a huge deal if you’re cooking from scratch, when you’re eating out or buying processed food, it could be invaluable.

Choosy dieters choose Spoon Guru

If you’ve ever gone out of your way to avoid a certain ingredient, food, or additive in your diet, you’re not alone. An estimated 64 percent of dieters reported that they were working to exclude something from their diet–be it meat, animal byproducts, or processed sugar, consumers are getting pickier about what they choose to put on their plate.1 Enter Spoon Guru, the app that wants to make your shipping day a little less stressful. By combining user-submitted data with nutritional information provided by companies, Spoon Guru hopes to help dieters who are avoiding certain foodstuffs endure less of a headache when deciding what to add to their shopping carts. Its constantly-evolving AI hopes to give consumers a more direct hand in their health, as well as patch the incomplete dietary data provided by big search engines.

How Spoon Guru works for consumers

The AI behind Spoon Guru was inspired by a glaring hole in the internet’s categorization of food. The brains who created Spoon Guru noticed that a large number of search engines are providing consumers with incorrect information when it comes to ingredients. For example, a Google search for “vegan sausages” produces three results with pork on the first page alone!

Spoon Guru hopes to solve this problem by better quantifying food ingredients and data. Using a combination of user, expert, and manufacturer submitted “tags,” Spoon Guru instantly produces a list of approved foodstuffs and recipes based on the profile created by the user. With over 14 billion data tags being used daily, the Spoon Guru database is expected to continue to grow and expand.

New benefits for low-carb dieters?

As anyone who has ever tried to dine out on the ketogenic diet knows, every restaurant isn’t exactly chomping at the bit to accommodate the low-carb crowd. Spoon Guru makes it simple to quickly find both foodstuffs that are appropriate in the grocery store…so if your friends are heading to a hotspot that’s not yet keto-approved, you can pick up something on the road and opt for a low-carb drink instead.

App users seem to agree that Spoon Guru makes navigating the minefield of dieting and nutrition simpler. According to current data, “94 percent of app users stated that Spoon Guru makes finding the right food easier, and 89 percent said Spoon Guru improved their quality of life.”1

Spoon Guru is currently available on the Apple iTunes store, as well as Google Play.


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