I contributed to an article this week on IBS-D and SIBO for Ingredient1.
A year and a half ago I met Taryn Fixel of the Ingredient1 app. She invented the app because when she went to family and friend gatherings, she didn’t know what type of food to bring because everyone was on a different diet. The Ingredient1 mission: Food isn’t one size fits all. Our mission is to remove the chaos from food, so you can just eat.
How does Ingredient1 work? According to their website,
PERSONALIZE: Set your diet type, any allergies, industry certifications, manufacturer claims, and ingredient preferences.
SEARCH: Find food and trending products based on your personalized diet and desired flavors.
I love using this app for my patients who have multiple foods they are trying to avoid, either due to allergies (i.e. eggs), intolerances (i.e. fructose), or philosophies (vegan). After you set these preferences and allergens in your personal profile, you are ready to start selecting food. Let’s say you want a ready-to-eat cereal that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. You type “cereal” into the search bar and up pops the cereals you CAN eat. That’s the beauty of Ingredient1. It doesn’t tell you what you CAN’T eat, only what you CAN.
By the way, Ingredient1 is a free app. Those who know me best know how much I love free. Happy eating!