Today, we live in a digital world where we can turn to mobile technology for just about anything— from shopping and dating, to managing our health and fitness routines. That’s why when I came across the Zipongo wellness app, I knew I had stumbled upon something great.

Ordinarily, eating healthy can be challenge. Healthy foods tend to be more expensive, and finding good deals in your area takes time and effort. Fortunately, Zipongo changes all of that. Founded in 2011, Zipongo is a wellness app that helps users eat healthy and save time and money shopping for healthy foods. The app is free for Android and Apple users and gives you recipes based on your food preferences and dietary restrictions. It also lets you create personal shopping lists on-the-go and helps you find the best deals on healthy foods at your local supermarkets and drug stores.

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The app finds you the cheapest prices on wholesome foods from wherever you like to shop, whether that’s at Target, Walmart, Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens or CVS. Clip coupons and view savings at all of your local grocers in one convenient place. With the personal shopping list feature, you can create a shopping list, view the best deals on the items you need, and check them off as you shop.

The best part about Zipongo is it makes it easy to differentiate between what’s healthy and what’s not. The app provides recipes and deals using “GO Foods”, Zipongo-certified healthy foods. The company’s team of nutritionists came up with these healthy foods based national standards, vitamin and mineral analysis, and peer-reviewed literature.

While anyone can use Zipongo, many of the nation’s biggest employers are turning to the app to encourage their employees to be proactive about their health. IBM is among the more recent companies to join Zipongo, while Google has been using the app for a few years now. According to Zipongo, illnesses linked to food consumption, such as obesity and multiple chronic diseases, cost the U.S. about $133.9 billion annually, and unhealthy eating habits lead to loss in productivity, more sick days, and increased healthcare costs.

Zipongo aims to help employers keep their employees healthy, happy and productive. In addition to the features free users can utilize, the app links to employer’s on-site cafés to help employees eat healthy not only at home, but also in the workplace.

Visit Zipongo.com to learn more about the app.

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