Gut health can have a huge impact on our overall health. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn about your own digestive system and how best to care for it.

Good news — the right app can help. These gut health apps are designed to teach you all about foods, moods, symptoms, and more. We chose them based on their content, functionality, and enthusiastic user reviews.

best gut health apps

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 3.2 stars

Price: Free

Monitor your digestive health to learn more about the connection between your mind, gut, nutrition, and overall well-being. Cara lets you track food, stress, poop, tummy pain, and individual factors to create a personalized health diary.

best gut health apps

iPhone rating: 3.6 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: $7.99

Identify gut-friendly foods and those that are hard for you to digest with Fast Tract Diet. You can track meals and your body’s reaction — plus look up symptom potential for certain foods. The app is based on a flexible point system that assigns a specific point value based on symptom potential. The lower the points, the lower the symptom potential.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free

If irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive conditions are an issue for you, Bowelle may be able to help. Track food and symptoms quick and easy, and then get visual representations that can help you identify patterns and possible triggers.

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free

Learn more about your bowel health with the PoopLog app. Track your bowel movements and a range of accompanying details that suit your needs. Review your history as an expandable list, browse charts, totals, and trends, and create, save, and share customized reports for your doctor to review.

iPhone rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Track how you feel, monitor your health, and improve your well-being with Symple. Smart features include quick-data capture and the ability to track your symptoms in your own words, and not with a score.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Price: Free

Following a low-FODMAP lifestyle requires accuracy, and that’s what you get with this app. Look up foods quickly to find FODMAP-friendly dietary options with fast, intuitive search, track your nutrition in the comprehensive weekly meal planner, and link to your dietitian for personalized feedback.

iPhone rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Experimenting with nutrition to improve your gut health? Deliciously Ella features over 400 healthy, plant-based recipes. Follow the instructional videos, meal planners, shopping lists, and step-by-step images to make plant-based cooking easier.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Learn how to manage your own nutrition with Kitchen Stories. The app has thousands of simple and good-for-you recipes, instructional videos, and cooking tips. Use the search feature to find the perfect recipe for your nutritional requirements and treat your gut and your body to the best possible food from oven-baked sweet potatoes to veggie coconut curry.

iPhone rating: 4 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

The FODMAP diet may be recommended for those with irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and other digestive health issues. Use this app to access a comprehensive list that makes finding low or high FODMAP foods easier.

iPhone rating: 4.5 stars

Android rating: 3.7 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Your gut knows when you’re anxious or unhappy. If you’re struggling with stress and negativity, it can have a huge impact on your emotional and physical well-being. The Happify app is designed to teach you new habits that help reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience. Your mind, moods, and gut will all benefit.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.


Jessica Timmons has been a freelance writer since 2007. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady accounts and the occasional one-off project, all while juggling the busy lives of her four kids with her ever-accommodating husband. She loves weightlifting, really great lattes, and family time.