5 Food Gadgets That May Change How You Eat
Could the days of checking nutrition labels to learn more about food become a thing of the past? Maybe, if a batch of new gizmos that want to improve your eating experience hit the market. These devices aim to provide everything you ever wanted to know about food, from the calorie count down to how well your meat is cooked, and more:
If you have celiac disease: A startup called 6SensorLabs says it is on its way to developing a device that will allow users to check how much gluten is actually in their food.
If you want to prevent food poisoning: There are about 48 million cases of food borne illness every year, per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently in testing, PERES is a device that aims to change how often we get sick from food.
If you’re trying to lose weight: You may be able to find out the nutrients in your food more easily with SCiO, which is set to come out later this year, reports Wired. This portable device supposedly will tell you how much fat is lurking in your salad or sugar in your favorite fruit. Scanning the food gives you all the data on its chemical make-up, which is then delivered straight to your smartphone.
If you want to stay hydrated: Vessyl is a high-tech (also spill proof) cup that relies on sensors to tell you exactly what you’re drinking. As soon as you pour a beverage, the outside display lights up with the type of drink. It can also reveal the number of calories, sugar, fat, protein, and caffeine in your liquid. With the Pryme feature, your hydration levels are tracked in real time via a line down the center of the interface.
If you love trying new wines: The Vivino app, available to download now for free on most smart phones, will educate you about a glass of wine in seconds. All you have to do is snap a picture of the label on your bottle, reports Forbes. The app will instantly let you know the acidity, color, and body of your wine plus where it comes from and its ingredients.