Grazing away during lunch and came across this post on Gizmodo. Beautifully illustrated infographic by the people over at Massive Health showing the healthiness ratings of the foods we eat through the day.
Loving the data representation which is captured by Eatery, a free app developed to gauge the healthiness of your meal by taking a photo of your meal with your smartphone! Ingenious and a healthier way to look at your food without going through the dreaded calorie counting. It records your meals to track your progress, let’s you rate foods much like hot or not and also let’s you invite friends to join in, helping you to be more accountable and to spur you on in eating healthily.
Here’s why I’m sad… It’s not supported on Android platforms yet (that majorly sucks). Oh well, I’ll be eagerly checking for when it comes out each day and believe you me, I’ll be posting about it when it does. For now, all you lucky iOS users can check it out on your iphones :-(
In terms of the data sets, there is a vast range of conclusions that one could decipher analytically. I’ll quickly touch on my beloved Africa. Why is there such a noted absence of data within a majority of the continent?
- Is it because as a whole, we don’t care much about how what we eat affects our health?
- Is it because a majority of the continent do not possess smart phones?
- Is it because smart phones such as the Blackberry are more popular than the iPhone?
- Or is it because people just don’t know about the app’s existence?
All interesting points that can be observed from the data.
Lastly, here’s a shout out to that/those tiny spark/sparks out there in Nigeria (looks like Abuja) at 1pm eating healthily. I see ya ;-)
The findings presented in these infographics are, unless otherwise specified, calculated from 7.68 million food ratings of half-a-million foods by Eatery users from over 50 countries over a span of 5 months.