Do you ever find yourself wondering which foods trigger your bloating or IBS-type symptoms? Well, there’s an app for that of course!
Track your digestive health!
We think the below apps are worth checking out to help you monitor IBS symptoms as well as learn about your digestive system and health.
1. Cara: Food, Mood, Poop Tracker
The Cara app promises to be the easiest way to monitor your digestive health. Developed by doctors, Cara helps you to understand the connection between your mind, gut, nutrition and wellbeing. On top of this, you can track food, stress levels, your bowel habits and tummy pains over time creating a diary with history to look back on.
- Rated 4.8 out of 5*
- Is good at identifying what causes IBS flare ups
This app was specifically designed for people who suffer from IBS or other GI (Gastrointestinal) symptoms. Furthermore, the app is free and without ads and in-app purchases. It allows you to easily keep a record of how you feel and track over time. As well as this, you can track food, stress levels, bowel movements and symptoms creating a journal. There are charts to show you visually how you've felt over time.
- Rated 4.7 out of 5*
- Well designed and simple to use
This is an evidence-based app for digestive health, coeliac or gluten intolerance. It was developed by a Health Psychology Researcher and a Registered Dietician in digestive health. The app includes a range of tools to help you improve your digestive health. Furthermore, there is a food database where you can search for foods or ingredients to determine if they are ok to eat depending on your condition. You can also track your daily food intake and symptoms, access meal plans, recipes and create a shopping list. It’s free to download to get started and offers In-App purchase packages. However, there is a downside in that there is no official rating at present.
Do you use an app for your digestive health? Please tell us, we would love to hear!
*App ratings were reviewed at the time this post was published.
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