Potassium – Vitally Important Nutrient – There’s a New App for That

[prMac.com] Revere, Massachusetts – Independent developer James Hollender announces iPotassium 3.6 for iOS. The vitally important nutrient Potassium can help with: Anxiety and Stress; Blood Pressure; Brain Function; Cramps; Regulating Electrolytes; Heart and Kidney Disorders; Low Blood Sugar; Metabolism; Muscle Disorders; Muscular Strength; Nervous System; Preventing Stroke; and Water Balance. The app makes it easy for users to quickly determine the amount of potassium in a large number of food servings based on information provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database.

The iPotassium app is a Universal iOS app (for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) is the 10th in a series of iNutrient apps.

The others include:
* iCarbs (Carbohydrates)
* iCholesterol (Dietary Cholesterol)
* iFiber (Fiber)
* iKals (Calories)
* iProteins (Proteins)
* iSatFat (Saturated Fat)
* iSodium (Sodium)
* iSugars (Sugars)
* Vitamin K (Vitamins K1, K1D & K2)

If you are working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of potassium in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful.

The iPotassium app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of potassium. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from Extremely Low in potassium all the way up to Extremely High. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

* Black = Rated Extremely High in Potassium (> 700 mg)
* Dark Red = Rated Very High in Potassium (501 – 700 mg)
* Red = Rated High in Potassium (351 – 500 mg)
* Orange = Rated Moderately High in Potassium (201 – 350 mg)
* Yellow = Rated Moderate in Potassium (151 – 200 mg)
* Light Green = Rated Moderately Low in Potassium (101 – 150 mg)
* Green = Rated Low in Potassium (51 – 100 mg)
* Light Blue = Rated Very Low in Potassium (11 – 50 mg)
* White = Rated Extremely Low in Potassium (0 – 10 mg)

Essentially, the cooler the color, the lower the amount of Potassium, with white being the coolest color and black being the hottest (think burnt).

There are eight tables listing food servings:
* All Foods
* Fast Foods
* Fruits & Vegetables
* Meat, Fish & Shellfish
* Dairy & Egg
* Cereal Grains & Pasta
* Sweets
* Snacks

The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles.

Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:
* Food Title
* Weight (in grams)
* Common Measure (serving size for weight)
* Potassium Content (in milligrams)
* Calories
* USDA Description
* USDA Food Group
* USDA Nutrient Database Number

This app allows users to record their intake of food servings and its potassium information. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order grouped by day, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records.

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Potassium Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few these have as many as six searchable names.

The Potassium Info screen provides access to additional information pages:
* What is Potassium?
* Benefits of Potassium
* Highest Potassium Foods
* How to Use this App
* Access My Records
* New iNutrients App
* Important Other Info. (includes allowance to 1) Report a Problem; 2) Ask a Questions; and 3) Make a Suggestion)

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 13.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The iPotassium price is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories. Review copies are available on request. Review copies are available on request to qualified organizations.James Hollender
iPotassium 3.6
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Based in Revere, Massachusetts, Indie developer James Hollender is a well seasoned Information Technology professional who has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently in writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestions and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. James Hollender has been involved writing iPad apps with Foliage, Kronos, Olympus, Cross Country Automotive Services (now Agero) and Valmarc. Copyright (C) 2010-2013 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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