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Expand nutrients in MFP food database | Connect with Apple Health App

JKVeganAbroadJKVeganAbroad Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
The Apple Health App has considerably more nutrients than myfitnesspal... it has 39, whereas myfitnesspal only stores 15.

myfitnesspal
  1. Calcium
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Dietary Cholesterol
  4. Dietary Energy
  5. Dietary Sugar
  6. Fibre
  7. Iron
  8. Monounsaturated Fat
  9. Polyunsaturated Fat
  10. Potassium
  11. Protein
  12. Saturated Fat
  13. Sodium
  14. Total Fat
  15. Vitamin C
  16. Water — *although this data currently isn't transferred into the Apple Health app*

Apple Health App
  1. Biotin
  2. Caffeine
  3. Calcium
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Chloride
  6. Chromium
  7. Copper
  8. Dietary Cholesterol
  9. Dietary Energy
  10. Dietary Sugar
  11. Fibre
  12. Folate
  13. Iodine
  14. Iron
  15. Magnesium
  16. Manganese
  17. Molybdenum
  18. Monounsaturated Fat
  19. Niacin
  20. Pantothenic Acid
  21. Phosphorus
  22. Polyunsaturated Fat
  23. Potassium
  24. Protein
  25. Riboflavin
  26. Saturated Fat
  27. Selenium
  28. Sodium
  29. Thiamin
  30. Total Fat
  31. Vitamin A
  32. Vitamin B12
  33. Vitamin B6
  34. Vitamin C
  35. Vitamin D
  36. Vitamin E
  37. Vitamin K
  38. Water
  39. Zinc

Firstly, water is already recorded in myfitnesspal, but isn't transferred across to the Apple Health app. Please consider doing that!

Secondly, when adding nutrients in the MFP food database, it wants us to type in a percentage... which is highly unintuitive. Please consider changing the % for nutrients into actually measurable units, like mcg, mg, g, etc. MFP can easily compute the % from that.

Thirdly, please consider adding the fields for these missing nutrients in the MFP food database, so that we can easily monitor our daily nutrition.

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  • Reed039Reed039 Posts: 61Member Member Posts: 61Member Member
    This has been discussed ad nauseam here. MFP tracks the nutrients which are mandatory on labels. If they tracked other nutrients but every entry wasn't completely filled, then people would end up with incomplete and useless daily totals.

    I agree that they should be available for the users that want to create all of their own entries if none are already complete, however this would further bloat the database and be nearly impossible for many processed foods.
    edited May 16
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,560Member Member Posts: 6,560Member Member
    The Apple Health App has considerably more nutrients than myfitnesspal... it has 39, whereas myfitnesspal only stores 15.

    myfitnesspal
    1. Calcium
    2. Carbohydrates
    3. Dietary Cholesterol
    4. Dietary Energy
    5. Dietary Sugar
    6. Fibre
    7. Iron
    8. Monounsaturated Fat
    9. Polyunsaturated Fat
    10. Potassium
    11. Protein
    12. Saturated Fat
    13. Sodium
    14. Total Fat
    15. Vitamin C
    16. Water — *although this data currently isn't transferred into the Apple Health app*

    Apple Health App
    1. Biotin
    2. Caffeine
    3. Calcium
    4. Carbohydrates
    5. Chloride
    6. Chromium
    7. Copper
    8. Dietary Cholesterol
    9. Dietary Energy
    10. Dietary Sugar
    11. Fibre
    12. Folate
    13. Iodine
    14. Iron
    15. Magnesium
    16. Manganese
    17. Molybdenum
    18. Monounsaturated Fat
    19. Niacin
    20. Pantothenic Acid
    21. Phosphorus
    22. Polyunsaturated Fat
    23. Potassium
    24. Protein
    25. Riboflavin
    26. Saturated Fat
    27. Selenium
    28. Sodium
    29. Thiamin
    30. Total Fat
    31. Vitamin A
    32. Vitamin B12
    33. Vitamin B6
    34. Vitamin C
    35. Vitamin D
    36. Vitamin E
    37. Vitamin K
    38. Water
    39. Zinc

    Firstly, water is already recorded in myfitnesspal, but isn't transferred across to the Apple Health app. Please consider doing that!

    Secondly, when adding nutrients in the MFP food database, it wants us to type in a percentage... which is highly unintuitive. Please consider changing the % for nutrients into actually measurable units, like mcg, mg, g, etc. MFP can easily compute the % from that.

    Thirdly, please consider adding the fields for these missing nutrients in the MFP food database, so that we can easily monitor our daily nutrition.

    well I dont know how apple health works. but there are other calorie counting sites out there where you can manually add many of these nutrients when you enter your food. but I wont say which ones.some you will have to add the info yourself as its not listed for everything and depending on country a lot of those things are not listed on labels so theres no way to track those things.
  • tuliolozanotuliolozano Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
    I intend to stop using MyFitnessPal when the subscription ends and change to Cronometer because of exactly what you are talking about, you can track many other micronutrients.
  • CharlieBeansmomTraceyCharlieBeansmomTracey Posts: 6,560Member Member Posts: 6,560Member Member
    I intend to stop using MyFitnessPal when the subscription ends and change to Cronometer because of exactly what you are talking about, you can track many other micronutrients.

    yes but their food database is sorely lacking so many things you have to enter yourself. there are a lot of flaws with it as well
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