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What’s For Dinner? Just Ask The AI

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The secret to a healthy lifestyle isn’t just exercise—it’s also what you’re eating. The nearly $14 billion weight-loss market demonstrates just how many of us could use a little help in that area, and where AI can excel.

If you’re like most people, the question of what’s for dinner is met with dread at the end of a workday. If you’re also trying to lose a few pounds or adhere to the keto diet, or you have a houseful of picky eaters, trying to plan healthy meals that meet everyone’s requirements can feel like trying to wage peace between warring countries.

How AI is revolutionizing the meal-planning

Enter Beyoncé. Yes, the Queen Bey herself is using AI to help her fans eat the kinds of vegan meals she eats. With the help of health and wellness guru Marco Borges, Beyoncé and Jay-Z launched a meal-planning app to help users with grocery shopping, recipes, and cooking instructions. It’s like a one-stop app for everything food, personalized to the user’s preferences. Don’t have time to cook large meals during the week but like to experiment on the weekend? Have someone in the household with nut allergies? No problem for this AI-enhanced platform that learns what works for you over time.

While Beyoncé and Jay-Z may be among the most famous to enter the health and wellness arena, they have many competitors, each aiming to help you by making the eating (and shopping and menu planning) part of your weight loss or the healthy eating journey simpler. Heali is a recently launched app that takes AI meal planning one step further. Designed to accommodate thirty different diets, the app also helps users identify possible allergic triggers or ingredients that can make a condition worse, through natural language processing of nutritional labels and menu items. That’s a big help to those of us who have a hard time decoding some of the ingredients on food labels.

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