Heal your body with nutritious foods and data-driven strategies

  • Date posted

    Mar 21, 2024

  • Reading time

    3 minutes

  • Guest Blogger

    Victor Penev, CEO and Founder, Edamam

Navigate has recently teamed up with Edamam to improve our food logging feature. Edamam is a well-known provider of Food Database API and has over 900,000 foods in its database, including packaged foods, generic foods, restaurant menu items, and a unique dataset of the most consumed meals worldwide. Edamam ensures that the food data is precise and enriched with nutrition facts, allergen warnings, diet labels, and other relevant food nutrition data. This partnership will enable Navigate users to accurately and conveniently log their food intake.

We recently had a conversation with Victor Penev, CEO/Founder of Edamam, about the importance of a balanced diet and how Edamam's services can help individuals achieve their nutritional goals. Thanks to its innovative technology, Edamam offers a wide range of tools, such as recipe analysis and personalized meal planning, that can empower users to make informed food choices and enhance their overall wellbeing.

Let’s dive into our conversation with Victor.

Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, said, "Let food be thy medicine."

We all know that he was right. When we eat healthy, nutritious food, we feel well, have energy, and fight off diseases. However, many obstacles prevent us from healing ourselves with food, such as addictive sugary drinks and processed snacks, contradictory advice on what and when to eat, and the ever-diminishing diversity of plants in grocery stores and restaurants.

So, what should urban dwellers in a fast-paced world do?

One answer is to arm themselves with knowledge to make smart food choices. Edamam can help you make better food choices by providing various services that use data. One of these services is real-time nutrition analysis and lookup. This service allows you to quickly determine the number of calories, fat, carbs, protein, added sugar, or sodium in the food you ate or plan to eat. This information can help you make healthier choices like a salad instead of a sandwich for lunch. This service is integrated into the Navigate platform to help people better understand their nutritional intake.

Edamam also offers recipe recommendations based on nutrient, allergen, and dietary restrictions from a collection of 5 million recipes. For those who want even more guidance, Edamam provides a detailed and personalized meal plan for a week or two.

Having the right tools to make healthy food choices and improve your health is important, but using them correctly is equally important. When you use these tools correctly, you can achieve a state of vitality and happiness and pave the way to healing.

Access the tracker on your Navigate portal

To get comprehensive support on your nutrition journey, check out the tracker on your Navigate portal. The tracker is designed to guide you through your nutritional goals and help you stay on track by providing personalized recommendations and progress updates. With the tracker, you can easily monitor your food intake, track the calories you consume and burn, log your workouts, and much more. Try it and see how it can help you achieve your health goals!

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