Progressive technology is great for a number of different reasons. Advances in all different types of fields lead to quality of life improvements across the board. One in particular that is worth thinking about occasionally is nutrition technology, especially when it comes to using that progress to help with difficult human problems and situations.
Some examples of areas where nutrition technology can help include with topics such as addiction recovery, creating better diets with wearable sensors, getting the best nutritive value with automated cookware, and utilizing progressive scientific studies to customize meal plans for individuals rather than assuming everyone fits in the same general categories.
You will often hear horror stories about people going through medical detox from some kind of an addiction. Unless you’ve been through it, you can probably not even imagine the pain and anguish that comes from withdrawals. That said, nutrition technology can help addicts move their way through rehab by specifically figuring out what sort of food can be added to the diet in order to get the least pushback from their change in lifestyle. The more data is collected about which foods are good for addiction recovery, the more that can be published in open forums online.
Sometimes nutrition technology comes in the form of wearable sensors. For instance, you can buy a glucose monitor for a totally reasonable amount of money now, and then you can experiment on yourself to find out what sorts of carbohydrates you can eat in order to have the right sugar level that is ideal for your body type. The faster this technology catches on, the sooner people will be able to figure out what their ideal diet consists of with respect to things like carbohydrates, fats, oils, sugars, and other nutritive categories.
One interesting way that technology is moving into the nutrition industry is through automated cookware. There are now pans that you can buy that tell you how hot to make them, how much food to put in them, and how long to cook it in order to get the best nutritive value as well as taste out of your meals. This is an absolutely fascinating concept, and one that will be explored more fully in the coming years.
Progressive Scientific Studies
Finally, people have a difficult time with nutrition when it comes to figuring out what they need specifically. There are individual things that you can do, for instance like the glucose monitor mentioned above, but there are also sets of data trends that you can follow. Scientists have created a better food plan for people even in the last generation, moving away from the ubiquitous food pyramid into something much more usable. The more that nutrition scientists work with data, the better they can establish suggested patterns of eating for people who have unique circumstances.