We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just added a set of over 15000 new high quality food items to our database. These foods come from the University of Minnesota Nutrition Coordination Center’s Food and Nutrition Database. It has much more than the USDA’s database, and better coverage of micronutrient values. Look for these new items
The USDA has recently released version sr25 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with this new information. This release adds over 200 new food items, as well as more accurate nutritional information for existing items.
We’re pleased to announce a new feature for our Gold Subscribers. You can now activate diary groups, allowing you to create up to 6 custom categories for your daily entries. To activate the feature, go to your diary, click the widget menu, and select Edit Diary Groups…: This will bring up the edit groups
We’ve just fixed a long standing issue where the specific ordering of the entries you logged in a day was not being preserved. The exact order you enter all items will now be preserved. You can now also drag-and-drop the diary items to re-order them to your liking.
We are pleased to announce that we now support Withings devices. Withings makes wi-fi enabled biometric devices. They currently have a body scale and a blood pressure monitor. Now you can link your withings account to your cronometer.com account, so that it automatically synchronizes with your measurements. All you have to do is stand on
By request, we’ve added support for custom exercise entries. For example, you may have worked out at the gym on the training equipment, and know how many calories burned, you can enter it directly as a custom exercise, rather than searching for an approximation in the defaults. Note: These entries won’t display correctly on the
We’ve added biometrics for tracking your total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and tricylcerides. For those getting regular blood tests to manage their cholesterol levels, this can make it easier to correlate with your diet and exercise trends.
Gold Subscribers get a new feature this week: Ask The Oracle. Located on the Foods tab, the nutrient oracle can help you explore the food database to find good sources for particular nutrients. The results can be ranked in three different ways: Highest amount Per Calorie, highest amount per Gram, and by The Oracle. The last
Today’s new version adds some preliminary support for languages. Don’t get too excited — it’s just a baby step in the direction of having full translations. To kick things off, we’ve added food data from the Canadian Nutrient File (CNF). This database contains roughly 5800 food items, although many are derived from the USDA dataset,
We’ve just released a new food & recipe editor. This version should be simpler to use than before. Instead of a pop-up dialog, the food details are displayed inline on the foods tab and can be edited in place. We’ve also changed some of the nutrient categorizations around to be more logical. Carbohydrates has it’s