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  1. What about a section in the app with your most common go-to recipes? I’m thinking stuff like the Hibiscus Tea/Cocktail, Breakfast Smoothie, Chocolate Milkshake, Pumpkin Pie/Smoothie, etc. Basically, a lot of recipe ideas you share in the book

    I know you have the daily dozen as separate ingredients, but I think having these recommendations would be very helpful for people who are less creative about getting these things in daily.

    Also another idea: This is a lot more involved, but what about a Nutrition Facts app itself? Although it would be great to read the articles and see videos in a dedicated app, I don’t mean merely a portal to the website. I mean an actual searchable database of items you recommend in addition to access to the site itself. So for instance, if we search for “amla” on the app we see a short description of what it is, the main benefits with hyperlinks to cited papers, how much is recommended daily, ideas for incorporating it into the diet, and possible contraindications. And perhaps you could search based on food item or based on health condition.

    I realize that would be a lot more time consuming, but I’m sure your volunteers would have no problem working on such a thing, as it could be of great benefit to people. I certainly would help compile the data into practical, useful tidbits in an app if I could.

    Anyway, I’m a huge fan, love your style and your work (and that of your volunteers),

      1. Hello. Am l missing filling in certain fields application but l don’t get feedback My Samsung application gives we weekly and monthly reports.

    1. Agree with you about a recipe section in the Daily Dozen app.

      The web site is very mobile responsive, that’s why they never thought of making an an for the videos and blogs.

    2. If you do a recipe listing, can it be automatically converted to a weekly shopping list format so that i can double check my pantry before going out to collect the needed items AND to a nutrient counter which tracks fiber, fat, calories, and other important nutrients, etc.

      1. A second vote for this. I spend a lot of time compiling shopping lists after deciding what recipes I want to make. It would be useful to be able to select the recipes in the app and then have a list of ingredients that is totalled up for duplicates I. E. I don’t want to know that I need 2 tablespoons of flaxseed for this and 3 for that, I want to know I need 5 tablespoons total.

    3. Nutritiondata.org had an awesome nutrition site that broke down food into the essential components, but Self magazine bought it then LiveStrong took that over and it is filled with ads and packaged/junk food now. It still has the data guides for basic unprocessed food which are posted and I find it helpful for looking up the glycemic index, completeness factors, and amino acid components. Here is an example using quinoa grain.


      1. Yes! I love their site! (Or did…) I keep checking for them to make an app. So much complete info that’s found almost no where else at least not all together. Wonder if Nutritionfacts.org could team up or even take over..? I doubt Self is putting much into it anymore, other than keeping it alive for the ad revenue :-/

  2. Hi, I really like the app but have some quick (hopefully) suggestions on how to make the interface better. Clicking on the item then it takes you to another screen to click more buttons to increase or decrease portions is way too much friction. I recommend doing one of these:

    1) When you press a selection, it automatically increases the portion number and stays on the home screen. If you want to see more detail, then you have to hold down the selection for a second.
    2) Leave it as is but add a “swipe” interface where you can swipe a selection right to add 1, swipe left to subtract 1.
    3) Press the very right side to add 1, the rest of the bar for the selection will take you to the detailed screen (this may be the easiest to implement).


  3. Love the iphone app and have used it as an “ice-breaker” in introducing people to this way of thinking/living/eating! How about integrating the nutritional content of the recommended portions like cronometer? That would be additionally awesome, thanks for your work.

    1. Bravo!

      Thank you for everything you do for our wellbeing!!! In all ways, your excellent, “How Not to Die” book scared common sense and food smarts back into me. I now start my quest for the latest accurate medical research questions at Nutrition Facts.org. Your vast and ever increasing information on a mirade of subjects matter has me spoiled by your honest and trusted findings. I want a one stop Nutrition Facts everything!* Dirty Dozen, Recipes, etc., too. Please consider an Nutrition Facts App, a NutritionFacts cromometer and a NutritionFacts/Keto cromometer. Sign me up!!!

      *Please contact me and I will share a really good name suggestion for these.)

    1. I concur. I use DailyDozen daily.
      It would be great if DailyDozen app would sync with MyFitnessPal or Cronometer. Ideally there would be one central place that gives reminders that one can check off and tracks your data.

      1. No metric units are there, but they are the default. Like most Americans, though I use imperial units! I would live for the app to either “remember” my last units selected for each food group, or allow me to set my unitsthrough a global setting for the app.

    1. Also how much kcal is a full day? I get a bit confused by this app and I really can’t eat so much because I’m full all of the time.

      1. Try intermittant fasting. Try having just 2 or 1 big meal, spread out over a few hours for the 1 meal with breaks between your dishes. Try not to mix sugars and protein ect, keep fruit with fruit, greens with greens along with veggies and your beans ECT, look into nutritional yeast (b12 powerhouse, complete protein) as a seasoning to add flavor or as a dip. You do not need to eat a lot of meals a day. Avoid snacking, avoid sugars, avoid dairy like the plague and above all else make sure you exercise.

    1. Hi!

      I had a look at this for you, thank you for the suggestion-

      From what I can see, the picture of cruciferous veg looks like collards/silverbeet on the left and mixed leaves on the left, which could be arugula and some kind of lettuce mix? So yes probably not the most accurate, but not specifically incorrect. The mesclun mix looking bowl would be more accurate on the greens page, I agree here.

      The greens picture looks like kale/mustard greens on the right and the left looks like some kind of sprout or maybe watercress.. I agree that the pictures could be a bit more obvious (such as broccoli/cauliflower for cruciferous) but I think because there is cross over between the two categories, it’s not terrible…I have made a note to others involved to see if they think it should be clarified :)

  4. As you say frequently, “all plants and not created equal.” It would be very informative to see a summary of why each food is on the recommended list. For foods that are high in antioxidant content, for example, list the ORAC score (per serving not for 100 mg) for each recommended food item. For recommended foods that are not high in antioxidants, it would be useful to identify the characteristics or components of that food item that make it beneficial.

    The app could also be turned into a game, “the daily dozen with friends,” by awarding points based on the nutrient content or ORAC score for each food consumed. The app would need to be modified to allow the user to select the specific food eaten and identify the quantity in common units. Your friends could be notified every time you consume foods with antioxidants and you could compete with them on the points collected each day.

    These points could be compared to an antioxidant RDA for each day (the RDA customized by user characteristics). Bonus points could be awarded for achieving the RDA.

    It would be useful to be able to record partial servings well. Bonuses could be awarded for consuming a complete serving but partial credit should be allowed as well. Of course, for example, it is best to do 90 minutes of exercise but there should be some ability to acknowledge some exercise even it doesn’t reach 90 minutes.

    A bonus should be awarded for eating a variety of food as well.

    Points can be awarded for avoiding foods and activities (like cigarettes) with a net oxidizing effect.

    A recommended “my plate” for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, would help the user organize the 18 servings of food (24 daily items minus five beverages and 1 exercise) that need to be consumed each day. Beans, for example, would be on each plate since they are recommended with each meal. Spices should be on each plate for at least three servings a day.

    Food should be grouped according to their nutritional profile. So that if, for example, snap peas are similar nutritionally to beans and legumes, they should be grouped there instead of with vegetables. Tomatoes should be categorized with fruit and peanuts as a bean, for example.

    Mushrooms should not be listed under vegetables. They should have their own category as should alium vegetables like garlic and onions because of their rare nutritional components.

    Turmeric might deserve its own category as well like flax seed.

    1. I’m really enjoying this app and the simplicity helps to use it daily, but planning meals with it is a bit difficult – it would help if I could record in the app what “type” of food I’m going to eat (from the list under each category, i.e. strawberries under berries) & which meal/time I plan to eat it. I picture a drop down menu for the types instead of checkmarks. As for categorizing the meals/times, that could be more complicated… it would be nice if I could point and drag but that may be asking too much. Maybe you could customize to show the list multiple times under different sections the user can name, i.e. “breakfast.”

    2. A game is a good idea to help encourage friends and family just to eat properly. I think once you start eating properly you naturally start cutting out the bad food.

      1. I would love if the app would be shareable with friends to encourage those we choose to share it with. Maybe make it a simple graph of total checkmarks per day. And be able to share it with multiple people, just to be an encouragement and a fun competition between friends.

    3. Love the ideas in this post. Adding, would like to subtract points for non-plant foods. Question – where do potatoes fall? Other vegetable? I think of them as starches.

  5. 1) It would make more sense to have the different categories weighted unequally instead of equally which is how it is now. For example: that 5th cup of water probably isn’t as valuable in one’s day as that 1 cup of berries or greens.

    2) Right now the app shows you how much % you have completed. It would be cool to see a score card that would show 1) Your average % score. 2) Your lowest score. 3) Your highest score. 4) Your least check-marked item.

  6. I started using the iPhone app just a week ago and love it. Could someone have a look at pictures for cruciferous and greens. I think they are matched wrongly and need to be swopped.
    Well done though. Very useful.

    1. Hi Aileen-

      I had a look at this for you, thank you for the suggestion-

      From what I can see, the picture of cruciferous veg looks like collards/silverbeet on the left and mixed leaves on the left, which could be arugula and some kind of lettuce mix? So yes probably not the most accurate, but not specifically incorrect. The mesclun mix looking bowl would be more accurate on the greens page, I agree here.

      The greens picture looks like kale/mustard greens on the right and the left looks like some kind of sprout or maybe watercress.. I agree that the pictures could be a bit more obvious (such as broccoli/cauliflower for cruciferous) but I think because there is cross over between the two categories, it’s not terrible…I have made a note to others involved to see if they think it should be clarified :)

  7. Maybe include something that is hard to come by- optimal daily amounts of essential nutrients and their optimal sources- vitamins, minerals, omega-3, lysine, fiber, and an “add your own” marker, and an “add your own condition” for easy recommendations. If this is already incorporated, please ignore.

  8. Hello I am wondering if someone can help me. I am a Dietetic Intern and I am teaching a class on heart health. I wanted to know if I could use a copy of Dr. Greger’s daily dozen as a handout to the class. Am I allowed to use this? Also is there somewhere on this site that I can print a pdf version or any other version? Thank you for your help.

  9. The option to switch locations so that the serving sizes are in countries weighing measurements would be great! E.g. at the moment beans are displayed in cups hut for the UK grams would be useful.

    1. Not sure whether a conversion chart link (similar to the size guide charts in online clothing stores) would be easier, therefore faster to implement?? I have one a fridge magnet version at home – it’s really helpful :)

  10. Wonerful App Michael. Just started using it. Very practical reminder at the kitchen food table as well as the produce isle.

    -The picture on the “greens” and “cruciferous vegetables” seem to be reversed.
    -You won’t be surprised that many of the produce named are unfamiliar to the public. Clickable Popping picture could greatly help identifying it at the local store.
    -Was missing out on some recommendations from your videos:
    -Peanuts at the nuts section?
    -Seaweed for iodine?

    Well done.

  11. One of my greatest concerns in life is the power of social media in the hands of the popular, but uneducated. It would be great to develop a ‘Truth Test’ for those without a health or science education to decode misleading media articles – I developed a similar tool in my role as a Preventative Health Educator (Chronic Disease), would love to get something together for you!

  12. I’d like to see an option where you can select the number of items per category yourself – ie instead of greens showing just two boxes to tick, having a feature to allow me to have five boxes etc

    1. Agree, I would also like the option of adding boxes (not deleting) – for example, in the cruciferous veg category since I love broccoli.

      Having the cup sizes in metric measure and having the option of filling in partial portions -as others have suggested – would also be good.

  13. move this idea section to its own web page.
    then add a menu item, perhaps titled
    “Suggest improvements”,
    to the drop down menu in all platform versions of the app.

  14. add an item to the drop down menu in all platform versions of the app, perhaps titled
    “What’s new!”,
    that would have a user level description of the changes of each new release.

    newest entries at the top to oldest at the bottom.

    this would help users learn about & benefit from new features sooner.

  15. Heya! From my understanding, it takes 20 years for our b12 stores to depleat so the bloods are not a gpod indication of whether you’re feeding your body right. Vegans win healthwise in all departments except vegetarians and vegana have higher rates of Altzymers than meat eaters and it is because they aren’t getting the b12. Our bodies need b12 to process the flaxseed’s omegas into beneficial substances. Taking b12 is so easy and cheap if you buy online, and there is zero shame in suplementimg because animal eaters are being indirectly suplemented b12 becuase the animals are fed the b12.

    1. Hi Zabel,
      I am a volunteer moderator for Dr. Greger and am happy to help. B12 stores in the body take around 4 years to deplete. Measuring blood levels of B12 only is not the best test for minimal B12 deficiency. Markers like MMA and holoTC are more sensitive. Its always important to get your baseline levels tested and if you consume no meat a quality, active form of B12, methylcobalamin is best.

      Here is some more info:


      Hope this helps,
      Dr. Laura Belus, ND
      Moderator for Nutrition Facts

  16. Hey all. Would like to see B12, iodine (or seaweed) and Vitamin D added to the daily dozen. If I’m not mistaken Greggor and co site these three as the potential weak points of most diets, including vegans. Having B12 pills, at the very least, I think would be a great way to get more people on track with this important vitamin. Perhaps these three could be appended to the existing flaxseed entry for convenience and asthetics, seeing as flax is probably only there because it is essentially an omega source.

    Any thoughts?

    1. Vaughan: Since you asked, I have some thoughts… ;-) But first note that I’m not speaking for Dr. Greger nor do I have any special insight or connection to “da man.” I’m just sharing my thoughts.
      I had something of a similar thought in that I was thinking we should have “baker’s dozen” with “select supplements” on their own page. But the only simple one is B12. Everything else is a “it depends” on the situation, which makes it hard to convey in a simple list format like the Daily Dozen. Also, Dr. Greger tends to think B12 is easiest to just do as a weekly supplement rather than daily. So, working that into the free Daily Dozen phone apps gets a lot more complicated.
      In addition, there are more than just the three “nutrients of concern” that you pointed out. Here is the whole list: http://nutritionfacts.org/2011/09/12/dr-gregers-2011-optimum-nutrition-recommendations/
      And here’s one more final thought: If you watch the NutritionFacts videos about a) flaxseed and b) the recent series on DHA, I think you will see that Dr. Greger definitely does not recommend flaxseed because of the ALA/omega 3 is has. I would say that Dr. Greger is recommending flaxseed, because of it’s lignans which help to fight cancer and do other nice things.
      It does disturb me some that B12 is not mentioned on the chart. Maybe it could be a footnote? Anyway, those are my thoughts. Do you have some back?

      1. Hey Thea, thanks for your thoughtful reply. Great to get some feedback from someone more onto it than I.

        I like your idea of having a kind of sublist. Perhaps a supplements item could replace flax, containing the recommendations listed in the link you provided. (Otherwise it would cease to be a dozen! :P).
        Headings within the description might show some of the information contained in that same link you sent me, with check boxes with each heading, for example:

        • x grams of Wakame
        • x grams of Dulce
        • 150mcg Supplement

        Vic D:
        • x hours sun exposure
        • 2000IU supplement

        • 1 TBS flaxseed meal, refrigerated

        Having various heading in the description was previously implemented in the exercise section to distinguish high and moderate intensity exercise.

        It would become more technically challenging for developers to implement want I am about to suggest but is very doable. B12 could appear weekly on the list, on a day of the week indicated in the Settings, or set as a daily indicator like the rest in settings if desired by the user. Maybe defaulting to weekly on Monday.
        Vit D sun exposure hours could be automatically calculated by accessing the devices time zone data.

        Maybe too ambitious? :P

  17. I love the simplicity of this app, but it hasn’t worked right since the most recent update. When I check just 1 box in a category, all the boxes in that category are automatically checked.

  18. I love this app! I want to have a new year resolution contest with my husband. At the end of each month, who so ever should have the highest serving average, is the winner. I think in order to do this, we will have to uninstall and reinstall the app every month, to restart the calculations. Maybe one of you smarty pants app developers can add some sort of game option to this so people can compete by eating healthy. How fun would that be?!
    Thanks and happy new year everyone!

    1. Angela, I agree with you. If we can add friends total points compared to our total points in a fun competition on our app, it would be a great encourager and add a degree of accountability as well as some fun

  19. 1 Add option to set other time than 2400 to switch to next day as default view. If a user opens the app one minute after midnight they most likely intend to add data for the previous day.

    2 B12! Hard to understand why that is not included. The app should express the importance of regular B12 intake! Let users choose a “plan” – one very large dose weekly, two large doses weekly, or daily – and add check boxes accordingly.

  20. How about a simple toggle to lock a day once it’s past so u don’t accidentally update the wrong day and get lost.

    Also like the recipe idea.

    But I love the uncluttered simple app design.

  21. I would love to see the Exercise section broken down into 15 minute sections so it isn’t all or nothing. Would rather have more boxes to check off so I could see progress over time. Much like the beverages section is set up.

  22. Dr Greger.

    I have been studding Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning, and would like to know how I can help popularize your mission.


  23. Hi,

    Any future updates to include multiple languages?

    I’d be willing to help that as my father speaks a different language.


  24. I’m not a developer, but I was considering learning to code to make a simple sorting chart which would allow the user to input nutrition data for foods then cross reference. For example; you want to limit your carbohydrate intake for fruit to 20 grams, but also want fruit with a higher fiber content, high in vitamin C and low GL. After selecting the desired option the app would populate items based on your request.

  25. It would be so amazing if in the app there was a place you could type a food and it would tell you if it was a red light yellow light or green light food.

  26. I’m enjoying the app. The opportunity to add your own food items would be a great addition, as a means of the user experience being more specific.

    1. I would definitely use this feature, could also be useful for people who want to add a specific supplement or activity such as meditation.

  27. It would be wonderful if there was a box to check off for taking your vitamin b12 supplement. I could use the reminder and the satisfaction of checking it off daily.

  28. It would be great, if multiple languages could be supported. Especially for older or younger persons a version in their own language would be a great improvement.
    I would contribute the german translation.

    1. The Android Version seems to work fine in German, but people with IOS cannot find the app right away in the Itunes store. When circumventing via the nutritionfacts.org site only an english version is downloaded. Is there a german IOS version im missing out on? If not I can help with translation/review. Thanks for all the work allready!

  29. Hi there, Thanks a lot for the app, I’ve been using the Android version for a week now. Might it be possible to have “portions” for exercise, too? I rarely manage the full 40/90 minutes, but do exercise most days.

  30. I love the check off but would like a memo or notes section. I need to track ny actual exercise I do. I am disabled and have cardio, strength, and swimming. I addition., I have, some foods I am suppose to eat for health issues. If I could just have a notes section, I could see and so could doctor. Finally a check box for B-12 and Vitamin D. THANK YOU

  31. You could encourage more healthy habits by allowing users to add more daily goals by creating a “+” button at the bottom, so they could then write “Floss” and try to check the floss box every day. You can’t encourage all that nut and berry eating without encouraging flossing too, now, can you? :)

  32. Hello and thank you for this app! I have been using it for a while now and think a forum where I could talk to others about using it and sharing recipes and ideas would be a helpful addition. I specifically would love ideas on how to get my three bean servings every day. I have some ideas and some successes, but not getting all 3 servings is one of the Daily Dozen which stumps me the most often!

    Keep up the hard work; I appreciate all that is being shared here!

  33. I’m assuming each box represents one serving, and we are to have 5 servings for example water. It would be helpful to just be able to check off one at a time.

  34. Hello,

    I really like this app! And keeps me on track to eating what I need to focus on.

    One minor suggestion is including a weekly view along with the daily, monthly, and yearly.


  35. I would also love to see the exercise broken down into portions. If there were 3 check boxes then each box could represent roughly 30 mins of moderate intensity or 15 minutes of high intensity. This would mean you could mix up your exercise eg half an hour of moderate intensity in the morning and a half hour of high intensity in the evening. Or whatever suits the person.
    I also like the idea of adding in your own specialised foods. Having said that I would worry that people might get overwhelmed if theres too many items added in and may loose focus on getting the top 12. Having said that, there are a lot of foods here that have specific benefit for people with various health conditions. My son has autism so we’ll be adding in broccoli sprouts as soon as we can grow them, for instance.
    All in all, this is a great app. In the last week that Ive been using it its theres been phenomenally huge shift in the quality of my nutrition. Im telling everone about it.
    Is there a promotional video about the app anywhere I can share on my social media??

    1. Hi Kylie, thank you for the feedback! We don’t currently have a promotional video for the app, but we will be promoting it more once the iPhone version is updated :) We will be updating followers once that happens, and will definitely have more social media posts about it at that time.

  36. Thanks, this is great etc…
    An idea. Can this app be connected to chronometer? Do they have an API so if I enter my exact food there, it is checked of here? This wold be nice for 3 reasons.
    1. One would get the nutrition values from chronometer but the clean simplicity you provide.
    2. Your app helps plan the next meal, where as crono.. does not (their pit fall)
    3. It wold take the classification question out of feeding the info to your app, e.g. where to check for (vegan) sushi?

  37. Been using the Daily Dozen app for a month now and it’s been a huge help in getting me to eat healthier. But i had an idea: if any of you are able to add a modification wherein you could add a few checkboxes users can fill in with their own items i think that would be extremely helpful. For example, I’ve been trying to include yogurt and green tea daily and as we know how healthfully addicting trying to fulfill a quota and seeing your chart success can be i think having those on the list would only be a positive.

    1. Thanks for your comment and suggestion,

      It would indeed be a useful modification but keep in my mind that dairy based yogurt may not be a healthy food itself (for example, the casein or fat content may not be advantageous), but rather a signature of a healthy diet. As one review states:

      “adults who were greater consumers of fresh dairy products, including yogurt, also reported a greater intake of fruits, fish, legumes, nuts, and water; ate fewer pre-prepared meals; and had lower alcohol consumption than did those who consumed fewer fresh dairy products. In addition, frequent consumers had a better diet quality score (…) and exhibit healthier nonnutritional behaviors, such as reduced smoking and greater participation in physical activity, than do nonconsumers”

      Hope this answer helps.

  38. I would like to make note of issues on the calendar for days that I travel or such. Also, a blood sugar entry field for fasting reading and daily readings would benefit diabetics.

  39. I would love to see a rank ordered list of the best source for certain vitamins and categories .. Like Potassium and then a rank order of best sources. I also love the idea of recipes on app.

  40. These questions may have been answered before, so apologies if this is the case.

    Could Seitan and Cous cous be added to the relevant categories within the app?

  41. It’d be great if there were more check boxes for exercise so it could be recorded as broken up into more check boxes. Like a check box every 10 or 20 minutes. It’d make it easier to remember and record all the active things you do during the day.

  42. I think it would be helpful to have the app produce a suggested meal or recipe based ok any categories I have left for the day that are unchecked. Some items can be left on the side, such as nuts for a snack if the recipe cannot accommodate nuts.

  43. I would love it to have s tracking feature with charts so I can see over time any improvements or areas that are neglected and need improvement. It is nice to see each day, but it doesn’t give me the bigger picture.

  44. I tried to email Christi Richards, to get access to the Slack channel and chat about development, but haven’t gotten a response. Is there someone here who can help me connect with others working on the software side of NF? Thanks!

    1. I’d use this too – I worry that I’ll end up eating the same veggie etc every day when I’m busy and missing out on some nutrients.

  45. Would love to be able to track progress over time — for example, look back over how I’ve grown in checking off the Daily Dozen during the last # of weeks, months, years.

    It would also be great to be able to see how body measurables have changed over time, such as weight, BMI, blood lipid markers, BP, etc. — those things that directly relate to How Not to Die measurables.

  46. Great app. I am really enjoying it except for the fact that not selecting B12 or vitamin D every day prevents me from getting that perfect score! I wish it was a way to select weekly bi-weekly or daily for those items. Would also love to see separate selections for mushrooms and for onions or garlic due to their specific health benefits. Possibly even the option to add more boxes to selection such as greens or cruciferous vegetables.

  47. Love the simplicity!!

    Could we have a notes section for each day?

    I want to track my food choices and recipes so I can share it with others one day!

    Also I want to track when I have sugar or desserts for example.

  48. Would it be possible to exclude zero days in the moving average for more accuracy? Or perhaps make it an option? There are days when I, and probably others, don’t track for one reason or another.

  49. Hi. First of all i want to say i love this app.
    One thing is why there is no egg in the protein section.
    I eat boiled egg every morning and want to check it off but there is no choice for egg in protein.
    Is it because egg is not preferred protein source?

    1. Hi Selina, Indeed, eggs are one of the poorest sources of protein because they are not just “protein”; they are also filled with cholesterol and fat. The egg industry can’t legally call eggs, even boiled eggs, “safe” because boiling them for 8 minutes doesn’t kill salmonella. (They also can’t legally call them “a rich source of protein” or “healthful,” or even say “eggs contribute nutritionally,” or even “eggs contribute healthful components” (see pages 95-6 in What the Health. There are so many more reasons not to eat eggs, but here is a short NutritionFacts.org video on them: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/ In short, if it’s from an animal, don’t eat it. There are always healthier options in the plant kingdom.
      To your health,Adán

  50. A million times…Thank you,!!
    I LOVE the updates to the Daily Dozen app!! Just what I wanted and needed!
    I am spreading the word! This is my favorite app!!!

  51. It would be nice if the App had a few customizable spots for checking off. I would add Mushrooms, Alliums and Amla. Some may want to use them for Rx or Supplements.

  52. LOVE ❤️ the newly improved app and all the great added features. Is there anyway you all could list all of the spices recommended daily so they could be included as individual items on the checklist?

  53. Enjoying the app. Good reminder for me to be conscious of adding some nutrients that are in the kitchen but I sometimes forget about (I.e. ground flax, extra fruit, spices, etc.)

    It would be great if you added kombucha, kefir and other healthy drinks to the Beverage section. :)

    Thank you to all who have contributed to this free app, and to Dr. Greger for all his free resources!

  54. I would love to have the option to default to all metric or all imperial measurements in each category! Right now the only default is imperial but I’m in America so use metric much more.

  55. Let people add additional things to their personal checklist? Ex: probiotics , maca, avocado, other suppplements, etc. would be nice!

  56. First of all a very big Thanks to all who contributed to app, and off course a very big thanks to Dr. Greger. I would be happy to see some more health drinks in beverage section. Thanks

  57. Great app! Would love to see a graft showing my compliance results over a period of time, say a month or a week or since I began using the DailyDozen app!

  58. Love the updates to the app. One extra thought: it would be great if you could add you own items in the vitamin area that don’t count towards your total but are health behaviors you are working on such as meditation. Could this be added?

  59. The app is amazing, I am so happy you guys did this. It’s so much easier to keep track of what I eat and making sure I check as many boxes as I can. Thank you!!

  60. I like to be able to put in what I ate and know what i areas I have left to complete.

    Ie for lunch I had black beans and a sweet potato.

    Then under servings will show I still need two other servings of beans etc.

  61. Expanding the breadth of the app with nutritional information for each food item, a library of food (healthy foods, high vibration living foods, don’t include junk), for individuals to look up especially when on a restricted diet or personal/spiritual choice such as a paleo or keto (excluding the junk food disinformation), and so on.

  62. If the app for the daily dozen also had a widget to accompany it I can put it on my home screen and see it throughout my day to remind me to eat right.

  63. So much for this fantastic app! I love the simplicity of it. I would love to see meditation and sleep added. Just simple text boxes, and people can check them if they achieved whatever their particular goals are for those two categories.

  64. Is there a way to edit our comments? I see the thank you is missing from the beginning of mine. Also it would be great if the new comments would show up at the top so that you didn’t have to go all the way down to the bottom to see any new comments. Thanks!

  65. I’m a huge fan of yours since before I became vegan in November of 2015. And of course I use and recommend your daily dozen. On your new version of the App, is there a way to keep a history of accomplishement? In other words, look at a calendar and see at a glance all the days I have been able to accomplish all twelve? I was thinking of something like the Apple Activity history tab.

  66. Hey, I would love to be able to edit my previous day’s information (and other day’s too), incase I forget to put it in.

    Also, it would be great if when you click on a bar on a graph, it would take you to that day’s daily dozen info.

    The other points are more important, this one is more of a wish-list additional extra: and maybe some sort of encouragement/tips, similar to that when playing a game… e.g. you’ve eaten 1 serving of berries everyday for 5 days in a row! *or* oh-oh perhaps consider getting more beans in! – or perhaps being able to see separate charts for each of the daily dozen, or something that can easily show you where you need to focus more attention…

  67. I would love to see the app have to have the capability to be available on my Apple iWatch! Then I could tick off my daily dozen on my wrist instead of (every time) have to do so on my phone!

  68. Would be great to have say 3 blocks of 1/2 hr exercise instead of the one box to keep track of incremental exercise. Meditation/mindfulness tick box would also be very useful.

  69. I would like to see a weekly or daily summary or how many of each target I achieved ie, 20/24 on Monday and 18/24 on Tuesday etc. I wanted to add information to “yesterday’s” food categories and it was no longer there, only today’s boxes.

  70. This app is great !
    I read the books , the cook book is amazing ! Finally I found someone who shares my vision of healthy ! Healthy vegan , yeay keep rocking !!! Thank you so much x HI from Belgium x

  71. Is or has there been any suggestion to be able to sync the same account of the Daily Dozen application between mobil devices? This would be a great addition.

  72. I would love to be able to add in some personal ‘servings’ I.e. goals per day specific to me, could be a specific exercise, meditation, for example, or an aspect of well-being I enjoy. So the ability to set these extra servings and their tick boxes. Otherwise, great app to stay focussed and motivate!

  73. I’m very new to your books…videos…app…drinking from a fire hose. (New as in 4 Days)
    So here are a few thoughts I have on the daily dozen app
    1) love that I can click for more info to see what counts in that category (like hmmm where is the Tomato listed?) think it would be great to list the foods not alphabeticaly but in order or biggest nutritional bang for your buck (maybe seasoned people know this already…)
    2) today was the first day I tried the app and started checking off the categories. I think it would be nice to have a quick fill in of “what” it was….bc I keep forgetting what I had added…so fruit: ✅apple✅orange ✅Bananna (for example. ) Same with water:space for ounces same w exercise: type and duration. (None of these extra fields would be manditory to the user just helpful if user wanted it.)
    3) in the “my macros” app it gives you a weekly summary (most common foods and if you’ve met your goals for the week) that’s nice for tracking progress and consistency which is good when you are trying to form new behaviors
    4) another nice feature would be being able to plan future days….again when changing behavior you learn to be intentional and plan ahead. Being able to plan for the next day and prepopulate (using the fruit example) would be very helpful. So you know what to pack for your travel day etc.
    5) love the concept and any tool I can use to help me learn …and make my life easier ….AND more likely to be intentional about making healthy choices.
    Thank you for your dedication !

  74. Can you let me account for additional servings like the old version did. This way I can track if I am heavy on one category.

    For example I need 2 servings of leafy greens, but I ate 3 one day, so I will count 3 servings. Right now I can only go up to 2 servings

  75. This app is great! Thank you for making it available! As an idea to make it even better would be giving users the option of adding other individualized things they might need to have daily (e.g., other supplements). Would this be possible?

  76. The app should also have boxes to tick off for all the junk that I’m eating,I feels so good about myself when the healthy part is done , mostly because I don’t have to see the relation to all the foods I shouldn’t have on a Daly basis. This app is great but it’s only half the picture.

  77. would be useful to be able to add items in next day menu. If I eat a lot of berries one day can the extra portions go to the day/days after? (Where I may otherwise not have points for it?) thanks

  78. Thanks for making this great app free and keeping ads out. I really appreciate it. It makes me trust the advice even more. Is it possible to segment the exercise choice into “half” check-boxes? I would like to keep track of the days that I reach half my goal of exercise rather than leaving it at zero. When I havent had the full hour and a half to exercise. I am so grateful to have found the book and love listening to it on audible. Now to find this app is even better. It’s really helping me change my life

  79. I love this app! I am wondering if it set for male proportions? As an active women who’s almost 50 I find I can’t possibly eat as much as the app calls for. When the boxes don’t get checked off I feel like I might be missing something… I hate seeing unchecked boxes. Lol

    1. Its set for what Michael Greger eats man size portions.

      as long as u eat 3 meals with starch and both starchy and low carb vegetables and beans and whole food fats and fruits you will be great.

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    2. I agree Pam. Even though it’s a general recommendation, males/females have different requirements. It is difficult for me to eat this much too. I have accommodated by simply lowering each serving size slightly. But still, I would prefer to not have to guesstimate. It would be nice to have a male/female option. I would even love to see a child/teen option.

  80. I love this app! And I especially love the latest update. I have two suggestions…
    1) Change the beverage cups to 8 oz. It’s technically a cup and it’s what most people are accustomed to.
    2) Please, please, please put in multiple check boxes for exercise!! I can’t exercise 90 minutes a day. I just can’t. I always get 30, and sometimes I can manage 60, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me to get 90. That is not going to change anytime soon. I love checking off the boxes and it has encouraged me to eat better. But it’s very discouraging to know that this category will never get checked off.


  81. PLEASE it would be SO helpful if you would have the app “remember” the units (imperial vs metric) last selected for servings (when you touch the i-in-a-Circle “info” button next to the food).

    Or, if the app had a app-wide user setting that allowed user to select which units (imperial or metric) to display.

    Even better would be if the serving size showed up with the food, so that the use doesn’t have to constantly select the “info” button.

  82. Could you please change the reminder time so that users can select the best time for themselves to receive reminders? 8:00 a.m. is not a good t8,e for me and I suspect many other people too!

  83. It would be great to have some analysis tool, like which part of the list the user was most frequently lacking over the last week or month. This would lead to user specific suggestions for improvements.

  84. Three video series I would love to see:

    1) A series on pregnancy (to some extent this has been addressed, but not very systematically. I think it would be helpful to address the difference between Intra-Uterine Growth Restriction and Small for Gestational Age. In my experience from being in a vegan pregnancy group, many OB’s do not distinguish between the two diagnoses (despite the fact that the best-practices literature does), resulting in many women being unnecessarily induced because of something as inane as a small fundal measurement.
    2) A series on infancy and early childhood. Simply addressing the American Academy of Pediatrics position paper which affirms the suitability of a plant based diet for children would be a good start, especially since many pediatricians seem unaware of that position paper.
    3) A series on plant based nutrition for dogs, if there’s even anything in the literature.

  85. Hi! Love the app! Getting a bit obsessed, starting to find it like a game ha!

    Also I’m a user experience (UX) researcher and love the apps purpose but have some ideas to make the interface even better! May I suggest another (if you’ve already done one) UX usability study or expert UX review as well!?

  86. Dear,

    We have growing plant based diet community in Serbia. Could we use mobile application open sorce and translate in Serbian at least “Servings” page?

    1. Hello, the best way to get an answer for this is to submit your question through the “Support” button on the bottom of the page and address your question to Christi. Thanks!

  87. First of all thank you so much to the volunteers for creating and supporting app! Tracking the daily dozen really helps make do changes!
    About exercise, is it ok to use fitbit’s goal of “daily active minutes”? As they count both moderate and vigorous intensity, I have set it up to 90 min.

    If so, there is an IFTTT for the goal itself https://ifttt.com/create/if-fitbit?sid=13. How complex would it be to integrate? Sorry for asking, it is ok if it is not in the immediate roadmap, if it was beginner´s level even it it takes time, I would be eager to give a hand as a personal learning project.
    As a NutritionFacts user, I would like as many checkboxes to check automatically, so that I save the time remembering what I have done and spend it planning how to reach the dailydozen goals.

    Thank you again!

  88. Hi and thanks! It is so helpful to know what to eat instead of knowing what not to eat only.

    My suggestion: it would be wonderful if i could link to my friends, so that we can challenge each other using the app!

    Thanks a lot!

  89. Pictures of all individual ingredients would be really helpful for non-native english speakers! It would really help me shopping by opening the app and not having to check google as well!

  90. I’d love to be able to set the app for Imperial settings. They’ve been trying to teach us metric in the US for my whole middle aged+ life and it just won’t stick. It’s a minor adjustment but would remove that small annoyance. Thanks!

  91. The daily dozen is it terrific tool!
    In order to manage something you have to measure it…
    The daily dozen would be even more effective if each days results were added to previous days and then displayed in a graph so users could monitor their progress over time. Then the daily dozen would become an even greater tool to manage one’s healthy food consumption resulting in an ongoing motivating factor to improve ones diet.
    I wish I had the skills to be able to build that feature in the daily dozen!

  92. Would really like to be able to manually add my personal additional foods, supplements, specific exercises, tasks, etc and assign them a nice or cute icon so that I can use one app for my daily health check list.. Loving the app so far! Thank you!!

  93. Would like to see 3 x 30 minutes each boxes to check for exercise instead of just one 90 min.
    Or better yet, 4x 30 minutes each to account for overachieving days.
    That way, one could keep track of and get “partial credit “ for days when you can fit in 30 or 60 min but not 90 minutes that day.
    Appreciate this app and site.
    Thank you!

  94. Would be helpful in the app to have the ability to add blank spaces at the bottom for people to track things unique to their needs. “Yoga” or “apple cider vinegar” e.g.

  95. I love Daily Dozen! There is one thing that would be extra beneficial – a search area to find out what category we can check ~ thanks for a wonderful help to us wanting to be healthier

  96. I love this app! Is it possible to track data across time longer than a day? I see that it tells me when I’m on a several day streak. I’d like to see how I’m doing over the week or month, to both celebrate improvement and see if I’m neglecting an area as a pattern. Something like the activity charts in the Apple Health app is what I picture.

  97. Suggestions:

    (1) Make a settings tab where it can be set to imperial measurements by default

    (2) Make the tabs removeable: For example, seeds & nuts trigger brain fog & headaches for me. (I get the same thing with sweet potatoes, and hear it is the tyramine.) I’d love to take the nuts and seeds off my daily dozen. People with allergies would find this helpful as well.

    (3) Allow chia to be substituted for flax:
    For some reason—I’m guessing the tyramine again—chia doesn’t have the same headache impact for me as flax. I know chia doesn’t have the lignans of flax, but avoiding flax means avoiding:
    – brain fog (swelling of the microglia)
    – headaches, and
    – blood pressure dips (when mine is already low)

    For me flax is toxic—but I can’t remove flax from my daily dozen screen.

    Customizations would be handy.

  98. Love this app, and all the incredible work that Dr Greger and all the team does.

    I wonder if there could be a tips page with each of the daily Dozen items, for example:
    How long can one store ground flax seeds (in the fridge?) before the goodness disappears?
    A brief description of the best way to prepare broccoli?

    Also maybe there could be a ‘users section’ of tips for mixing some of the ingredients , like grinding flax seeds and pumpkin seeds together, to save time in the morning!

    Many thanks!


  99. I’d like to be able to track my weight as I track my intake of beneficial foods.
    Also might be good to track the negative foods as well as the positive foods consumed and have a place that can chart vitals, so the charts would show more than just positive foods consumed.

  100. I love this site and my kids now make plant-based- diet jokes I go on about it so much (we have all 6 been converted!). I don’t find the daily dozen app that great mainly because I just don’t eat that much! So I never get a good score even on a day like today where not a mouthful of anything other than PNW food has passed my lips! But it’s a good reminder of the range and ratio of foods I need to include.

  101. The only thing I would like added to the app would be an option to add your own food item with box(es). For example I would like to add the item ‘Mushrooms’ and then have one box to check next to it, and other items at the user’s discretion. Of course there would not be any additional content connected. It would also be nice to be able to increase the number of boxes (servings) for people with higher caloric needs. Or if possible have a calorie goal setting that adjusts the boxes across the board for the user accordingly.
    I would pay for this version of the app!

  102. I’d like to see the ability to share my profile with my spouse so she knows what I’m lacking and what to prepare for dinner. Or the ability to create multiple profiles so my spouse and I can have each other’s profiles to help with what each other may be lacking.

  103. It would be really great to be able to track my entire family’s Daily Dozen and not just my own. Maybe a drop down menu where I can toggle between names?

  104. Feedback from my patients:
    Maybe consider badges to earn like a lot of other fitness apps have and animations for completion: For completing one day, one month, 2 months, etc

    Add check boxes for:
    7-9 hours of sleep
    Mindfulness (be in the present moment)

    You’re doing a great job team!

  105. Hi love the app. There’s a nucleus for a really powerful tool here. First suggestion would be to let us plan ahead and use the checklist for tomorrow at the very least. It would be nice if integration with something like MyFitnessPal or LoseIt! could happen though I know that would be a massive task.

  106. In the daily dozen is the amount listed the maximum or minimum
    Daily amount , say for instance , could a larger male increase the daily amounts?
    If anyone knows please respond looked all over trying to find an answer. Also curious approximate total calories in the listed daily dozen ?

  107. Love this app! I have only one suggested change. I would love it if the days listed with the categories for completion were the total for successfully completed days since the program was begun by each user, rather than consecutive days that must restart when you miss one. It’s just a psychological switch, but offers a lot more incentive I think.

  108. I’m not familiar with this project, but I’m a web developer who’d like to contribute to perhaps a web-based offering. Is there something like an open JSON api? One could build a compelling web-based application with open data. Please advise. Thanks!

  109. Just really want to say THANK YOU! I think of Dr. Greger as Jiminy Cricket, kinda look alike. Theme song, “ And always let nutrition be your guide…” Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!! Your life’s work is awesome.

  110. This may have been mentioned, so disregard if it’s a duplicate. Where the Vitamins are listed at the bottom of the page, you should be able to tap on it for a listing of foods rich in those vitamins.

    Many people don’t know which foods are rich in B12, or Vitamin D, and would leave the app to look it up. People would prefer to tap on a button and have a window pop-up with a list of foods rich in that vitamin.

    I am in my late 40’s, married with two adult children, working in healthcare and am taking pre-requisite classes for nursing. It took a nutrition course to open so many of these concepts to me.

  111. I would love it if my data was saved and I could look back to earlier days. I would also like to be able to add to earlier days. It was showing a great “run” of days I’d had flaxseed, which I am trying to increase. I was busy yesterday and didn’t get a chance to add it as complete, and now I am back to it showing one day. Aside from that I love it.

  112. Very easy to use. Love the background info. Very interesting site regarding nutrition. I’m talking to 2 friends and they’re talking to 2 friends………… Easy app. to use. Thank you.

  113. I like to think this wouldn’t be too much of a complicated idea. But I would find it really helpful if we could have four or five different coloured ticks to distinguish between meals/time of day.
    I hope this is possible!
    Thank you so much for your times

  114. Is there a way to go back to the previous day to check more boxes if you forgot to input them all? Surely there’s a way to do it but I can’t figure it out. I’ve tried clicking back on the chart but it won’t open any other day than the current one.

    Also is there a way to add more boxes. For example on “other vegetables” there’s only 2 boxes but I’ve had like 5-6 so I can’t input them.

    I might have to use a different app or something else if I can’t do these things because it’s not very user friendly unfortunately.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for your comment and for trying out the app. There should be a “Today” button at the top of the app. If you tap that, you should be able to select a previous date from there and it will show you the check boxes for that day. Since the app is specifically for tracking your progress on the Daily Dozen, which calls for specific serving amounts, there is no option to customize the number of servings. I’m sorry for the lack of flexibility there and hope you’re still able to benefit from the app.

  115. Can someone please improve the app by allowing you to set imperial as the unit of measurement? It reverts to metric even though metric is not widely used in the US.

  116. Hi!
    Can you put the metric volume units in the app? Like in desiliters or milliliters? It’s not very practical to put everything you eat on a scale first. Thank you!

  117. I’m loving the new app! It would be very helpful though if we could set our default measurements (metric or imperial). Currently for every entry we’re checking, they default to metric. Every time we click into something we have to hit the imperial. It’s very inconvenient and makes it harder to remember how much we’re supposed to eat. Thanks!

  118. Please you can make a setting to *always* have it be metric or imperial? It keeps changing on mine and it’s a bit bothersome. Thanks!

    1. Hi! This is a popular request and we are hoping to be able to accommodate it. Thank you for the input!

  119. Cross reference the health attributes of foods in a searchable database tagged with multiple categorization so people can use app as a reference in designing their meals or as a guide to learn about the health benifits of foods. Include study references. Include recommendations to meet a well rounded level of nutrition in the combinations of foods selected. Recommend recipes in conjunction with search results.

  120. I would like to see a breakdown for partial exercise. Possibly 3 x 30 min moderate so if I walk for 30 minutes at lunchtime, it will count as something. It’s more motivating.

  121. Would love to see a meal planning and shopping list section. Would love to be able to select or enter a recipe, and have it check off my daily dozen automatically or give me a shopping list. Could even go further and have it recommend recipes that include items I haven’t yet checked.

  122. It would be awesome to be able to check a box if I have not consumed any dairy product during the day. This way I could reward myself. This good for the environment and also for my health.

  123. I really liked the app and have two ideas :

    1) daily dozen app- instead of checking the box manually how about using mobile camera to detect foods and automatically check those.this can be done using image detection AI(machine learning)

    2) lots of information about diet can be put together in a chatbot , intelligence can be built using natural language processing which can answer user about any question on their diet and health.
    User can chat with both either by text or voice

  124. This app seems like a great idea. However, I am blind and I use the voice over screen reader on my iphone. I cannot figure out how to add any servings to my list. Maybe there is something that my screen reader is not reading to me? I don’t think your app is totally accessible to the blind, or else I’m doing something wrong. Please advise. Thanks, Debbie

  125. I would like to be able to see my sum of data as charts or statistics to get an overview of which foods i usually eat and what food i often miss out on.

  126. Hi,
    Thank you for your generous and amazing work! I use you app all the time. It’s fun and motivating! As a a new feature idea, It would be useful for me if there was a way to add a few extra elements recomended in your book which I am trying to eat regularly and which apply to my own specific health issues. Maybe it could be useful for others too…
    Wishing you all excellent health!!

  127. Hi, I was enquiring about why turmeric in plastic bags gets sticky on the outside and found out that the nature of the oils in turmeric breaks down thin plastic packaging and some of chemicals in the plastic thatare carcinogenic could migrate to the the food. On a more general note on storing food with spices or even lemon I found this article. Maybe Nutrition Fact could look further into this subject.


    Thanks for all the great work. Nutrition Facts is my first go to for food and diet questions.

  128. Hello. Love the app. I wonder if there could be a way to adjust the list to make it more personalized? Like to add another supplement that you take daily, or track just how much exercise you have done (ie more than one box). Even to change the amount of portions of whole grains for example (3 portions is way more than I ever achieve especially with all those beans) Obviously within healthy limits.

  129. Thanks a lot for this handy app, i’ve been using it for three months now and I can see how this gentle feedback made me modify my eating habits!

    I also realized I tend to usually let aside the same sort of foods so…

    My idea was to add the option to see graphics for each category, and see how I would evolve in introducing the missing ones!

  130. My name is Taty Roth
    I am from Israel
    I want to ask if it is possible for me to translate this app to Hebrew for Israeli users
    Can you add something about rest , stress reducing method and sleep?

  131. I’ve been doing really well eating the quantity in all your daily dozen. However, it is really allot and I can’t help but wonder what someone eats that is much larger than me or much smaller than me. How do you adjust the size of the person? It is definitely hard for me to eat this much every day. I looked in the book and the cookbook but don’t seem to see anything that addresses this.

  132. Hi,
    In the section Units
    …….as an American I would like the default measurement to be in Imperial (currently Metric) and/or give the user an option to choose the default measurement.
    Also I would like to see more examples, such as ….in the Cruciferous vegetable section I would like to know about how much broccoli is one serving. (currently the example is for ‘chopped vegetables ‘
    Thanks for providing sound research based nutritional information for us all!

  133. Great application overall! However, it would be nice to have the ability to default either metric or imperial for serving sizes.

  134. It would be nice to have option to put in servings this morning, Sunday, for what I ate last night, Saturday for dinner. I don’t always remember to do it. Also, half portion servings would be nice and also being able to put in all your servings in a category. For instance, maybe I have more than 3 whole grain servings today, nice to review the trend to see if Im kind of a grainiac type etc. Highlight the min requirements but allow for what you actually eat! Thanks!!

  135. I would love to see what I eat as a trackable chart that might show possible deficiencies that could develop from missing certain foods consistently and suggestions for the future, as in tips to improve in areas I am lacking…food hacks perhaps :)
    Thanks for all the important work you do to improve people’s lives!

  136. I’d love to have the ability to click on one of the dirty dozen and see a list of the foods included and the portion size.

  137. I think at the end of each week we should get a score lol and congratulations or a not to good you need to include more fruit ect…. then hints on improving the not so good score

  138. I happen to be a blind iPhone user and therefore require apps to be fully voiceover accessible which is apples built in text to speech screen reader. Overall the DailyDozen app is voiceover accessible, except you cannot check off the boxes for each serving of each food group using voiceover. Hope you can improve this-thank you!

    1. Thank you, Chris. Accessibility is something we are working on for the new updates. I’ll pass on your comment, also.

  139. Is there a open source code available for this website too? I am planning to create a similar website, but focusing psychology content for non-profit org for my sister. How can I leverage this source code.

  140. Not sure if this has been suggested before but.. It would be really great if there was a family option for the daily dozen. I can only monitor one person on my phone but I have 2 kids who eat different due to allergies..
    Ps I want to add thank you for all your work. You have inspired me to change direction in my career and I am now training to be a teacher and completing a level 5 diploma in nutrition because I feel so passionately that as a population we need more information regarding our diets and the benefits of healthy eating

  141. Unless I’m not using it properly, one thing I find frustrating about the daily dozen app is that I can’t see my user history. I’d love to be able to use it to track my goals, not to just use it every day as a reminder. Thanks!

    1. Hi CBnyc – There is a little calendar icon associated with each food category. When you push on that it will show you, in a graphical format, your history. Not the best way to do this if you ask me but there are many improvement opportunities here. Maybe I’ll ask Dr. Gregor if I can lead the evolution of this as I use it often. Bob

  142. It would be amazing if the users could opt into sharing their data on their consumption… also self report diagnosis… and the app have a symptom tracker. Could be the worlds largest trial!

  143. I would like to be able to add custom criteria to track or have the option of tracking additional healthful activities (meditation, deep breathing, etc) that Dr. Greger prescribes outside of the DailyDozen. It would be awesome to have any videos that have been featured linked into these categories as well.

    Thank you so much for this app. It’s become the most important daily habit I have.

  144. Thanks for that great app, which helps me great times to change by eating habits.

    As add on in the app, I would love to have some form of weekly statistics, e.g. in a pie chart – one could then compare it to the general recommendation.
    I normally do not manage to eat all food recommend, so I mix during the week.

  145. Hi Ursula Schuller – Thanks for your comment and suggestion! I would like to point out that currently in the app there is a mini bar graph icon in the upper right section that is in line with the bolded “Servings” word when you open the app. If you click on this, it gives you a weekly summary in a bar graph format that shows how many of the recommended 24 items on the list that you achieved each day.

    Also, next to each food item on the checklist (Example: Flaxseeds), there is a calendar icon that you can click on. This pulls up a calendar that highlights days in dark green to show you how many days over the past week/month that you consistently consumed the recommended # of servings for that item. If you consumed some but not all of the recommended servings of the food, it will be highlighted in a lighter shade of green. These are some additional features in the app to check out if you haven’t already done so to help you track your progress!

    I hope this helps!
    -Janelle RD (Registered Dietitian & Health Support Volunteer)

  146. I would find it so helpful if there was a “notes” section for each day so I could look back and see what meals and snacks I had on my good days (and bad days!)

  147. I’m a huge fan of the videos, the book and the app.

    I still have some suggestions for the app (I only know the Android version):
    – In the spices sections, it’s unclear that tumeric is mandatory and herbs are a plus.This is special because it doesn’t follow the typical A or B pattern. Maybe this should be more clear.
    – It is unclear if the exercise category includes all activity like when you move a lot at your job.
    – I also thought about a new view to easily answer the question “what should I eat today?”. Let’s call it “Recommendations”. It’s a prioritized list of food you haven’t eaten for a while. Example: You have not eaten berries for 7 days, so it’s recommended to eat some today. You haven’t eated flax seeds for 5 days, so it’s the second item on the list, and so on.

    Any thoughts?

  148. I wish I could use multiple devices (my phone and my iPad) to record my daily servings and have the entries sync up into one account.

  149. Just discovered the Daily Dozen app. Downloaded to my iPhone. From my initial cursory exploration of the app here are my suggestions for additions to the app.

    1. A feedback link. I stumbled upon this page on the Open Source button, but would have never thought to look under Open Source as I’m not a developer. I was looking for a feedback method within the app and didn’t find one.

    2. Add to Exercise types:
    ‘Circuit training with some cardio’. There’s more than circuit training than weight lifting.

    ‘HIIT routine on cardio machine’ (such as on a rower, recumbent bike, treadmill…)
    ‘HIIT routine without equipment’ (such as a running/jogging routine, or circuit training class)

    ‘Super slow weight lifting’


    ‘Aerobics class’ (jazzercise, Zumba, body bar, etc.)

    3. What about golden raspberries?

    Any other grapes besides purple Concord?

    Gooseberries? Kiwi berries?

  150. Idea: In the days/months/year views it shows a statistical view in green with numbers. I would like to have two futher options for viewing this information. I would call this current view standard.

    In 1st other option, I’d like to see the food categories I have eaten as colours. Unchanged would be the graph line of moving average, and numbers but the graph bars would be individually multicoloured appropriate to the data given. The colours would be stacked in order similar to the list, unless a category was missed and thus would be restacked to skip it. Likely the completed categories would be solid, and any almost complete categories could be possibly included in the stack (but shorter respectively and faded/pale).

    In the 2nd other option I’d like to see the food/exercise/vitD/vitB12 etc categories I have missed. It would display as a graph, with numbers and the graph line of the total moving average number missed, but the graph bars would be multicoloured appropriate to the categories I didn’t fully complete and completely missed.

    This last optional view is important to me to be watching the categories I want to monitor and concentrate on improving.

    Another idea would essentially combine these two. The positive numbers and graph line would remain. But the graph bars would change significantly. The new view would show the bar as a multicoloured stack. The coloured sections would be in the same order as the list. These would not “restack” if a category wasn’t fully completed or missed. They would be solid if complete or pale if not. Including symbols might not work but a info page (via icon/graphic in the corner/menu) could visually link the coloured stack order to the coloured list order of the categories.

    This would greatly improve my experience of the app and the information I am trying to improve on.

    P.S. I have loved the book and all the detail and quick Principles your team have given out and continually work on! Fantastic substance!!

  151. It’d be nice to have a feature where you could check off other customizable boxes that you’d like to add! Like to add a box for turmeric and amla per the doctor’s orders ;)

  152. It would be great if the measurement would stay for the offer we pick.
    I change the serving size from metric to imperial and when I go back it’s metric again.

  153. Such great initiative as large number of people are using mobile devices if such kind of apps are available there they could maintain their nutrition very well and healthy life can spent. And disease that occurred due to lack of nutrition can be treated or cure like piles and hemorrhoid medicine.

  154. I would really like to be able to view all 12 lines on one screen without having to scroll up and down to find something. I would also like to be able to see the portion sizes listed in small print under each title so I don’t have to go to the next page to keep checking that.

  155. Great app. I ate great before but now I eat excellent and I don’t skip a day of exercise because I want to click all the tabs and feel like it’s complete. Which got me to think what if there was a spot or two that you could make up yourself. Maby meditate, practice and instrument, even just make your bed. Just cause it does motivate. Great job and God Bless

  156. I really hope that the app will be translated into Dutch, so that more people in our country can use it and so it’s easier for me to use the app.
    Also, I would like advice in how to eat enough of each category. For each category (e.g. “other fruits”) there are different possibilities provided for which kinds of fruits one can pick, but it might be helpful if there would also be some tips in how to easily combine certain things, for instance by preparing hummus, giving an easy recipe. I’m aware of the fact that the cookbook has lots of advice, but maybe this way it’s just somewhat easier for students like me.

    1. Hi, Chuck Lindholm! You’re lucky I saw your question. This page is for comments on app development. You can find everything on this site related to omega-3 fatty acids here: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/omega-3-fatty-acids/ Everything related to triglycerides may be found here: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/triglycerides/ Weight loss, stress management, healthy, whole food, plant-based dietary patterns, and exercise are the best ways to control triglyceride levels. I hope that helps!

  157. Daily Dozen keeps defaulting to metric measurements. Can a setting be added that allows one to set imperial as the default. Thanks.

  158. The app is very useful & fun. Love tracking my eating daily to stay on target. I would like to see even more variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, grains, spices & herbs, etc listed under each category. Plus their suggested serving sizes. I find this helps to open my eyes to of all the amazing variety out there that I may not remember or think of. I’ve added things to my grocery list that i enjoy searching for like a treasure hunt!

  159. Would love to see a custom option to add other items to the “daily dozen” list (maybe someone wants to remember to take a certain medicine or something else specific to themself!). Thanks for an awesome app!!

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