Nutritional Scale, Analyse Your Calories and Nutrients

| April 18, 2012 |

Would you be willing to be more careful about what you eat and your portion sizes if you knew the nutritional content of your meals and snacks? If you answered in the affirmative, then the Nutritional Scale may be just what your dietician ordered.

This Nutritional Scale analyses the nutritional content of any food by portion size. It is able to accurately measure fibre, cholesterol, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

It received “The Best” Award from the Hammacher Institute because it was the only one that could measure calcium, magnesium and potassium; also, when compared against the USDA Nutrient Database, the Scale was off only by 0.56% for fat and 2.41% for calories.

To put this level of accuracy in perspective, other models were off by more than 180% for fat and more than 20% for calories.

This Nutrition Scale has a square shaped glass platform on which you place the food whose nutritional content you want analysed. At 50 square inches, the area of this platform is a good 150% greater than rivals.

Also, where other scales can weigh a portion size of up to 6.6 lbs (3 Kg), this one can measure up to 11 lbs (5 Kg).

The Nutrition Scale can store up to 99 entries, which is more than adequate to let you track your daily intake of calories and nutrients.

This is an electronic device so you do need a power source. The Scale runs on four AAA batteries. It weighs about 1.75 lbs (just under 800 grams).

This Scale is priced at around $70 and is available at Hammacher Schlemmer.