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This list doesn’t need much introduction, though I should probably mention that my original plan was to put together a post with just ten apps for healthy foodies. It quickly became impossible to narrow it down that far, as there are just so many top-notch apps out there these days.
You may have heard of some of these, but I expect you’ll find at least a few new gems in this list. (Many thanks to everyone who sent me suggestions!) Of course, if I missed any essential apps, and I’m sure I did, please let us know in the comments.

1. Fooducate

If you haven’t heard of Fooducate yet, you’re in for a treat. This free app lets you scan the barcode of any product (or just shake it for a random item, which is fun), and then gives you a letter grade, the number of calories per serving, and additional relevant health-related information (My favorite? “Look out! Not 100% whole grain.”)

2. Honest Label
Scan any barcode in the grocery store (their database is already over 250,000 items), and it should give you clear nutritional information. I particularly love that you can keep a list of ingredients you want to avoid, and the app will warn you if it’s in one of the items you scan.Unfortunately, the database still needs work… I scanned six or seven items in my fridge, and it only recognized one of them. Once they work out a few kinks, I have faith it’s going to be great.

3. Good Guide
Good Guide has rated tens of thousands of products (not just food) according to health, environmental, and social performance. Everything gets a score from 0 to 10; the higher the better. All the scores are available on their website, but you can use the mobile app when you’re at the store to quickly scan a product’s barcode and see how it stacks up.

4. CSPI Chemical Cuisine

This is a mobile version of the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Chemical Cuisine website — which is one of my go-to resources. It lists over 130 food additives with their descriptions and safety ratings to help you make healthful decisions, and will update automatically when new information is available.

5. Pic Healthy
In the genre of “Healthy Eating as Social Networking Game,” Pic Healthy is easily one of the leaders. It’s a food photo diary app that lets you take pictures of food, rate how healthy or unhealthy it is, and then share with your friends and get their opinions — and then earn or lose points.If you have friends who want to play along, this could be a great way to stay healthier as a team

You probably know all the best Android apps for finding food, but a great deal of those results may be no good for you. Who cares if the hottest restaurant in town comes highly recommended if you can’t eat anything off the menu because you’re vegan or trying to find places friendlier to losing weight?An upcoming Android app known as Lollihop will probably be a welcome addition to your phone if that’s the case. Lolihopp is a restaurant recommendation app geared specifically for the health conscious consumer. The app focuses on finding restaurants and eateries nearby that offer healthy meals or specific dishes. So someone looking to get a salad or food that is gluten-free can use this app to filter through all the possible restaurants and find a place suitable to your dietary habits or needs.Lollihop is taking part in the Google I/O 2011 Developer Sandbox and I managed to get a quick product demo from its co-founders. They tell me that in addition to running on Android 2.1 or higher phones, Lollihop will have a website to help users find healthy eats and see their eating habits. When it launches in coming weeks, Lollihop will offer a free basic plan for locating restaurants and a premium plan that offers extra features like diet goals, health tips, and the ability to budget a meal plan.

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