The nutrition panel provides an overview of micro and macro nutrients tracked by you. We bring data together from trackers you may be using, available through Healthbit, or from third-party apps and devices that you have connected to your Healthbit account.
When you first view the nutrition panel, if you have not created your own goals, you will automatically see some guidelines that have been provided for you.
We calculate your guidelines for Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat using information that you provided when you first started using Healthbit, specifically your age, weight, level of activity and weight goal.
If the Net Carbs indicator is switched to (ON), we are displaying total carbohydrates minus the carbohydrates from fiber (and sugar alcohols if present). Both of these are thought to have a lesser impact on blood glucose. However, you can also set Net Carbs to the (OFF) position to include the carbohydrate contribution from fiber.
For all other nutrients, we provide you with a Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI) value by default. RNIs are estimates of the nutritional requirements of different groups of healthy people in the UK population. They take into consideration the gender and age of the individual. They are not recommendations or goals for individuals.The RNI is the amount of a nutrient that is enough to ensure that the needs of nearly all of a group (97.5%) are being met.
Many nutrients will have a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) which is the highest level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all individuals in the general population. Unless otherwise specified, the UL represents total intake from food, water, and supplements. Where the UL is exceeded, the progress bar will turn from green to red.
Due to a lack of suitable data, ULs could not be established for vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, and carotenoids. In the absence of a UL, extra caution may be warranted in consuming levels above recommended intakes. Members of the general population should be advised not to routinely exceed the UL. The UL is not meant to apply to individuals who are treated with the nutrient under medical supervision or to individuals with predisposing conditions that modify their sensitivity to the nutrient.
You can set your own goal for any of the nutrients displayed in the nutrition panel by selecting the 'Goals' button.
Nutrition Requirements, British Nutrition Foundation 2015
Carbohydrates and Health 2015, Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride (1997); Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline (1998); Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids (2000); Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc (2001); Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate (2005); and Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D (2011)