There is an App for that

App 2 - William Iven

What did we do before the cell phone? How did we find directions to places? How did we make plans with friends? How did we do anything? The creation of the cell phone, and more particularly the smart phone has been advantageous for many reasons. One way is through various apps. Below are some of my recommendations for apps that can help those with digestive issues.

Allergy Eats – Input the foods you are allergic to or cannot eat and the app will give you a list of restaurants where you can eat close to the location you choose. It gives you options for wheat, gluten, dairy, peanuts, eggs, and others. It does not give you the choice to restrict more specific foods, such as onion and garlic, so you will have to ask the server about those when you get to the restaurant. This app is free.

Find Me Gluten Free – Find restaurants that are safe to eat at if you have celiac disease. This is also a useful app for those who cannot eat wheat. Readers rate the restaurants confirming the information. The app is free and includes recipes.

The Monash University LOW FODMAP Diet – Monash University in Australia has been in the forefront of research on fructose malabsorption. This app has saved my life, letting me know what I can eat and how much of it. Everyone on the FODMAP diet needs to play with what they can and cannot eat because allowed foods bother people differently but the app gives you an easy starting point.  The app has a fee and includes recipes.

Do you have other apps to recommend?

Photo by William Iven on Unsplash


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