Turn your iPhone into your mother and learn what's safe to eat at the supermarket

Summary:There's a difference between a truly healthy food and something you know can't be all that good. For example, there's no way glow-in-the-dark yogurt is a good idea.

Not all of us are willing (or able) to eat healthy food all the time. On the other hand, there's a difference between a truly healthy food and something you truly, honestly know can't be all that good.

For example, there's no way glow-in-the-dark yogurt is a good idea. None, whatsoever.

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On the other hand, there are a lot of foods that seem good for you, but are actually worse than their more fun counterparts. Many prepared, so-called "healthy" dinners are so full of sodium, they could single-handedly put you on blood pressure meds.

The same is true of cereal. Some whole grain, boring, packaged cereal contains more sugar and junk than Fruit Loops. Amazing.

So what do you do? How can you tell what's safe and what's not?

Everyone's favorite blogging gadfly, Robert Scoble, may have an answer. In the following video, he interviews Fooducate founder Hemi Weingarten, who showcases his iPhone app for finding healthy (and more important, perhaps, rooting out unhealthy) food at the supermarket.

Be forewarned. The interview is interesting, but there are some bad words. So if you're afraid of bad food, watch the video. If you're more afraid of bad words, don't.

I haven't tested Fooducate yet. Stay tuned. I'll be taking it out for a test and report back sometime in the future. Right now, though, I'm hungry.

What do you eat? Is it safe? TalkBack below.

Topics: iPhone, Mobility

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Denise Amrich is a Registered Nurse who also has 20 years of operations, logistics, and editorial management experience. She is the health care advisor for the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, and a mentor for the Virtual Campus at Florida's Brevard Community College.Denise co-founded ZATZ Publishing, and has been the managing editor... Full Bio

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