Tracking your nutrition has so many benefits, from helping to manage food intolerances to increasing energy, avoiding changes in mood, and fueling the rhythms of your day. Whatever your reasons for logging your meals, a good app can help.

We gathered the year’s best nutrition apps to make the job a little easier. Between their impressive reviews, quality content, and reliability, these apps are designed to make tracking nutrition as simple as tapping a few buttons.

iPhone rating: 4.3 stars

Price: $4.99

Nutrients (formerly known as Foodle) offers comprehensive nutrition information at your fingertips. Find fast facts on tens of thousands of foods, including your own recipes. Plus, the app lets you track your own meals, and it supplies a complete breakdown of your daily nutrition so you can make adjustments as needed.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

MyFitnessPal is a powerhouse app, with an enormous food database, barcode scanner, recipe importer, restaurant logger, food insights, calorie counter, and so much more. Whether you’re monitoring your nutrition to lose weight, change bad habits, build muscle, or just hold yourself accountable for what you’re eating, MyFitnessPal makes it easy.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

With a fresh, modern aesthetic, MyNetDiary is your personal virtual assistant for weight loss and diet. It’s the perfect multitasker, with features like a food diary, calorie counter, and exercise tracker. Plan your meals in advance, dial in those macros, check out nutrition facts, and get insights based on your data.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

MyPlate is a user-friendly app designed to help you lose weight and improve your health. The LIVESTRONG.com app offers easy-to-use nutritional facts, as well as personalized daily calorie goals, healthy meal plans, a barcode scanner, extensive food database, and detailed statistics about your nutrition.

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free

Ever wondered about the vitamins and minerals in an apple? Nutrition Facts gives you all the details about more than 8,700 food items, conveniently sorted into categories and accessible via a quick, simple search.

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Keeping your food intake and exercise plan straight doesn’t have to be difficult. This app lets you log what you eat from a database of more than 3 million foods and beverages, including calories and nutrients, and track your exercise with a built-in planning and logging tool. No matter what diet you’re trying to follow, the app helps you build a holistic diet and exercise routine all tracked in a single place.

Android rating: 4.0 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Protein is one of the core nutrients that your body uses for many important functions, especially if you’re trying to gain weight or build muscle. You can set specific goals, and track how much protein you’re taking in, with alerts and reminders to ensure that you meet your protein goal each day. You can also look at your protein intake over time and see a quick snapshot of where you stand in comparison to where you need to be with your protein intake.

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Want to find healthy recipes and track your calories while you try new foods in the same app? This app lets you look through a large database of recipes that use super-healthy superfoods to help you meet your health goals, whether you’re trying to lose weight or just introduce healthier foods into your diet. It even has a cooking mode that keeps your phone screen on while you cook so that you don’t have to keep touching your screen with dirty hands or lose your place in the middle of a meal.

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