This tool could help people improve their diet or at the very least make people realize that if they are not eating properly, they had better do something about it or their bone health will suffer the consequences
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
AlgaeCal Inc, a leading provider of bone health products and awareness launches a new app that will help prevent osteoporosis by improving your diet. This app assesses and predicts bone health by analyzing an individual's diet and lifestyle. This is one of the many ways AlgaeCal is trying to fight osteoporosis and raise bone health awareness through education.
The U.S. Surgeon General's Bone Health Report issued a "call to action" to develop bone health programs based on improved nutrition including increased intakes of calcium and vitamin D, and bone health literacy. Dean Neuls, C.E.O. of AlgaeCal, says, "We believe AlgaeCal has responded to the Surgeon General's report and developed a bone health program that includes a calcium and vitamin D supplement, and a web site that is full of information and tools aimed at improved nutrition and increased bone health literacy."
Today's food does not supply the same nutritional value as it once did and with the introduction of fast food and pre-fabricated meals, people are not eating as healthy as in the past. This is leading to a population that is deficient of many minerals and nutrients that are not only crucial to bone health but very important to overall health. Research is showing that our population is falling far short of meeting the daily recommended intake levels of important bone supporting nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K and more.
The AlgaeCal Bone Health Calculator app is designed to easily monitor an individual's diet and compare the nutritional value of the foods they have eaten with their personal recommended daily intake levels for the bone supporting nutrients; calcium, magnesium, vitamin K and vitamin D. Neuls adds, "This tool could help people improve their diet or at the very least make people realize that if they are not eating properly, they had better do something about it or their bone health will suffer the consequences."
The AlgaeCal Bone Health Calculator app uses data referenced from the USDA National Nutrient Database to calculate the nutrient value of food. This tool was originally available on the AlgaeCal web site in an online version that is used by thousands of users. Now because of its popularity the calculator has been developed into an app for iPhone, iPad and iPods.
The AlgaeCal iPhone App can be downloaded for free via from the iTunes App Store, to find out more information about this tool at http://www.algaecal.com/bone-health-calculator-iphone-app.html.