Nutritional Scales: Where does the info come from?
Can you image placing a plate full of your favorite potato chips on a digital food scale and know exactly how bad they are for you? Talk about a deterrent! What if you could calculate exactly how much protein was in your chicken sandwich, or how much fiber you have consumed through an entire day? It sounds like a the perfect tool to help build a healthy lifestyle, right?
Today’s digital nutrition tracking food scales can do all this and more. The Escali Cesto nutrition tracking food scales allow the user to calculate the calories, sodium (salt,) protein, fat, carbohydrates, cholesterol and fiber content of nearly a thousand everyday food items, in addition to the standard weight measurement. This information has been invaluable to dieters, diabetics, athletes and fitness fanatics. It provides you with access to specific knowledge of your entire diet which in turn gives you the ability to better control your diet, and your health. The scales will even add multiple food components together to calculate an entire meal, or days, worth of nutritional information and store it in its memory for later reference.
You may be asking yourself, “Where does Escali get the data for its nutritional scales? How do I know it’s accurate?” That is a great question, because the scale’s calculated nutritional values are only as good as the source of nutritional data that the scale uses to compare your food.
When designing our nutritional scales, Escali went straight to the most reliable source of nutritional data, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.) When you combine the reliability of the USDA with the accuracy of an Escali Digital Scale you get nutritional scales that you can trust.
Check out the entire 999 food list here. Do you have any suggestions for adding new food items to our list? Leave them in the comments below.