Google Is Making It Easier to Maintain Your Girlish Figure
Darn that Google, making life easier again. One of the latest things Google will have to offer soon, according to Shape magazine, is the ability to find out what the nutritional content of a food is just by asking your smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
You don’t have to type in “how many calories are in a banana” and sift through the results to figure out a general consensus on your own. Instead, just ask via the voice search and Google will do the legwork for you, so you’ll know within just a few seconds how what you want to eat will affect your weight loss goals.
Apparently, you won’t be able to ask for a specific brand of food, but you’ll be able to get quite a bit of nutritional information—calories, fat, carbs, protein, sodium, cholesterol, potassium, etc—about general categories, like peanut butter or wine.
I expect the brand name information to come out eventually, but even with only categories, you’re able to get a fair estimate that won’t make or break your caloric or fat/protein/carb intake for the day.
Though I can think of a few cases where this would not be a good thing (fueling eating disorders, for example, if someone was going to underestimate the number of calories in a food or a meal), I think that overall, this will be a beneficial tool for people who like to count any of those things to keep their health and weight in check.
When it’s available to the public, will you use it?
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