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5 Online Resources for a Healthy Lifestyle

In this day and age it’s relatively easy to look after ourselves properly. Though it feels like a new article appears every other day to warn us against foods which used to be considered dietary staples, in reality there are more than enough resources out there to help us tow the line between healthy and unhealthy lifestyles.

Sometimes, though, we just need a little nudge in the right direction. Oftentimes it’s laziness that leads us down the path of the takeaway, but it can just as much be a lack of nous in couscous cooking times that stops us from taking on healthy recipes.

We’ve scoured the web to find some of the best apps and websites dedicated to helping you to stay healthy. Check them out below, and don’t forget to visit the comments section to let us know your top tips for sticking to a healthy lifestyle, online and offline.

Calorie Count

This free online resource lets you look up nutrition facts and see detailed, complete food labels for over 250,000 different foods. You’ll find food as generic as the apple to as ultra-specific as a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha with no whipped cream (tall sized with non-fat milk). Calorie Counter helps you monitor your calorie requirements and weight loss progress over time, taking the burden of finding healthy recipes off your shoulders.

Picky Eater Bloghealthy 2 _ careco

The Picky Eater Blog was founded by Anjali so that she could share her passion for food and desire to make healthy eating easier. You’ll find interesting takes on common healthy recipes as well as a free e-cookbook available for download – why not download it onto your Kindle

Goodness Direct

Goodness Direct is one of the leading online health stores with their commitment to offering good quality and delicious healthy foods. You can shop by ethics (caffeine free, gluten free, organic, for example) as well as by brand and by aisle, making shopping for healthy food that much easier.

BBC Good Food – Healthy

No bells and whistles here. Just easy, quick and healthy recipes. Choose from over 54 collections, from ‘200-400 calories’ to ‘Eat like an athlete’.

Food Switch UK

Food Switch UK helps you to find out exactly what’s in the food you buy at the supermarket. With a database of over 100,00 packaged products, you’ll be able to easily keep track of the salt, sugar and fat contents in your food. Simply scan the bar code using your smartphone camera and then browse the list of healthier choices to switch to.

Do you have any top tips for sticking to a healthy diet? Let us know in the comments section below.

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