Synopsis: Heali delivers recipes, meals and product information to meet personalized nutrition needs — all with evidence-based recommendations.
Price and Platform: Free. Apple and Android.
RDN Score: 4/5
- Set your personalized nutrition preferences, then use the app to scan a barcode or read a menu or product ingredient list to receive personalized, evidence-based recommendations.
- Users can select from more than 70 therapeutic plans which include a list of diets such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, GERD, AIP and Whole30.
- Database of more than 1 million recipes, food products and restaurant menu items.
- Choose nutrients you want to track or eat less or more of.
- Heali provides an easy-to-review database to learn about research-backed nutrition therapies for a plethora of conditions.
- Heali offers detailed, researched nutrition information on a variety of foods and implications for certain dietary choices such as the impact of dairy on acne.
- The leadership team includes a registered dietitian and medical doctor. The scientific, clinical and dietetic advisory boards feature many experienced and respected researchers and practitioners.
- Requires a phone number to get on the waitlist for access to the full app.
- Although there is a lot of useful information in the app, Heali is currently under development, making it less than ideal for now — at least compared to similar apps on the market.
- Privacy disclosure reveals the app uses user contact information to track across third-party apps and websites and may collect data linked to your contact information and device identifiers.
Bottom Line: For now, Heali is a space for both practitioners and the general public to gain insights on the impact of nutrition on different conditions. Keep an eye out for the full and updated app release.