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HealthNut makes it easy to keep track of your diet, calorie and nutrient intake. Use it daily to reach your health goal - whether it be fat loss, muscle gain or weight maintenance.


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HealthNut comes with thousands of built-in food items, each with predefined nutrients and energy values. Browsing this huge database is as easy as opening the HealthNut bar and typing a few characters.

HealthNut lets you organize and filter your food intake into six categories: Breakfast, AM Snack, Lunch, PM Snack, Dinner and Other. more...

What's New

Version 1.4.3:
  • HealthNut 1.4.3 is a free upgrade for all 1.x customers.
  • User interface changes (calendar is now more prominent)
  • Bug fixes
  • Food database update


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Y-Guy Member IconComment+163

Sorry I can't see spending $20 on this. I use myfitnesspal.com which works on any computer and has apps for iPhone & iPad which are also free. If I had to wait to input what I've eaten on my Mac I'd forget half the time, having a mobile app is a must have to be really helpful IMHO.

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Version 1.4.3
Robeesvk Member IconReview+1

Very good app, but (as I have already written on developer's Facebook site) definitely lacks its iOS counterpart (at least iPhone one) which is the reason I have started to prefer Calories

With iCloud out I do not think it is problem of technical resources, but of profitability. But mere look at Conceited forums (3 topics total about Healthnut) shows probably lack of interest of customers and therefore developer as well, they simply have more popular products.

Nonetheless the Healthnut for mac is very good app, very popular in Health section on my country's Mac App Store, and I hope it will be given some developer love...

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Version 1.2
Hbunn Member IconReview+1

Lovely app, does what it claims to do. Clean & simple!

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Version 1.0.1
Punkish Member IconComment+21

can't make custom recipes (check out the open source Cronometer for how to do this), which makes this program (and many other like this, such as Calories 2) a major failure.

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Version 1.0.1

What do you mean by custom recipes? You mean foods that you custom enter, or entire meals that you can select (consisting of multiple individual items)?

Conceited (Developer)

You can definitely add custom food or meals. Just type their name in the bar and click "add from nutritional facts". You can also merge multiple ingredients to create a custom recipe.


Also user of Cronometer... Very impressed with user interface and ease of use, and foodlist.

Lack of recipes is a drawback. I accept combination option, but cant see afterwards ingredients of 'recipe'.

Add this feature and i will buy before MU promo ends. ;)


I am sorry but I see no obvious way to add a custom recipe (not a custom food, but a recipe). For example, here is a recipe I want to add for a spicy egg frittata -- how do I go about doing this?

2 large egg whites
1 large egg whole
1/4 cup onions
1 small tomato
1 5" stalk celery
2 T skim milk
1 t flax seed ground
1/4 t salt
1 t olive oil
2 T grated Parmesan

Even something simple as above is a cinch in Cronometer. I can't imagine how this can be done in Healthnut. A more complicated recipe such as an Indian or a Moroccan dish would be very difficult to create and enter in this program.

Please do correct me if I am wrong.

Conceited (Developer)

You want to add those ingredients from the search bar, in the quantities that you mentioned. Then select them and click "Merge". This will create a new recipe (that you can name and assign a category) with your ingredients.


Ok. I stand corrected. There *is* a way to add a custom recipe, as described by the developer above. It is, however, very complicated and non-obvious. Here are the steps --

1. First, add all the individual ingredients to your daily journal, as if you have actually eaten a cup of flour, half a cup of oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, etc.

1a. If requiring a custom ingredient, add a new food with its nutritional value.

2. Then, select all the ingredient foods added to your daily journal, and hit "Merge" to create a new custom food (a recipe). This will remove all the individual ingredients from your daily journal replacing them with the merged food name (for example, "Cinnamon pancakes"). However, this action, for some reason, replaces all the nutritional values with nan (not a number). Seems like a programming error. In any case, if this did work, you would have to go in and edit the portion to however many pancakes you ate.

3. Let's say you made a mistake.... instead of 1 t of cinnamon, you actually added 2 t of cinnamon. Seems like you can't edit a merged food. You can only edit its nutritional value, not its merged component foods.

Another gripe -- can't do a free-form search. So, searching for "oil, olive" works, but searching for "oil olive" does not work. Without free form search this program is very cumbersome.

The program also needs something more than just eye-candy and food editing -- it really needs biomarkers and exercise history.

Sorry, but until the above glitches improve, I am going back to Cronometer, which is a very capable program at twice its price (free). I have no problem paying for a Mac-native, actively developed health nutrition program, but Healthnut is not there yet.

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Downloads 10,215
Version Downloads 1,883
License Shareware
Date 16 Dec 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.99
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