Category: Nutrition

New Calories Display

We’ve just made some fairly substantial changes to our web version’s nutritional summary display area. We found a lot of users were getting confused and frustrated with how we presented calorie targets and weight loss goals. Part of how we did this has to do with the history of cronometer. It was originally developed as

Over 15000 new food items added!

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

Database updated with new USDA sr25

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.

Database updated with new USDA sr24

The USDA has recently released version sr24 of their food database. We’ve updated our foods with this new information. This release adds over 300 new food items, as well as more accurate nutritional information for existing items.

Ask The Oracle

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

Updated Vitamin A values

We’ve updated how Vitamin A (IU) is calculated for our USDA foods. It turns out that the USDA values are using an out-dated method for calculating IU that has been discredited in recent years as being far too generous.  It has been shown that our bodies do not convert carotenoids as efficiently as it was

Snake Oil & Supplements

The Information Is Beautiful blog have updated their excellent interactive info-graphic on supplements. They have fed hundreds of scientific studies into their data set to display the relative efficacy of various supplements. For anyone trying to keep up with the latest research and all the conflicting results from various studies, this is an invaluable tool

New Feature: Community Foods

Having a large database of high quality food items is crucial  for a tool like CRON-O-Meter to be useful. It currently has over 8000 items from the USDA public database. However, this database is missing many commercial products and fast food items. Today we’ve rolled out a new feature: The ability to publish your custom

Embeddable Nutrition Label Widget

New feature today — embeddable nutrition labels for any food or recipe in the database. Just click the help button at the bottom of the widget to get the html code and paste it into any web page to show the nutrition facts for a food:

How to lose weight with CRON-O-Meter

Losing weight is straight-forward with a tool like CRON-O-Meter. This article will explain the basic steps to successful weight loss, and why a tool like CRON-O-Meter is invaluable in the process. This approach isn’t based on any dieting fads or flaky ideas. It is all grounded in good science. First of all, studies have shown