Fooducated Grocery Shopping Is One Free App Away

Megan is a sucker for sustainable agriculture and a good farmers market, she likes writing about food almost as much as eating it.

foodieappEven if you're an avid label reader, sorting through 27 different types of granola bars in the grocery aisle can be mind boggling. Ever wished that someone would just tell you what to eat?

That's the idea behind Fooducate, a new iPhone app that highlights what you really need to know about edibles at the store.

The app will alert you to high amounts of sugar, controversial additives such as artificial food colorings, and misleading claims. You can make informed choices without wading through polysyllabic jargon.

Fooducate also points out the perks of certain products, or recommends a healthier option when you've found an item that's no good for your gut.

The best part? It's free. Not fat-free, sugar-free, or guilt-free. Just plain free.

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