“Nutritional gap” is a term you’ll be seeing and hearing more often as health-focused, wearable technology becomes accepted as an extension of ourselves. So, what is a nutritional gap? Do you have one? Where is it? Should you care? And should you be concerned with learning to seal that gap shut every day? The answers to these probing questions are: • we’re about to tell you. • most likely. • it’s not in a place, but it’s part of our whole self (scientifically speaking); • yes; and • heck yea, but it’s pretty easy to shut, like snatching a baby carrot from a baby So, let’s first break down the term “nutritional gap” Nutritional: relating to the process of obtaining the food necessary for health and growth Gap: an unfilled space or interval Logically, then, your daily nutritional gap is a void that exists due to the vitamins and nutrients your body is not getting each day. Depending on what you eat and how you exercise (along with other variables), this void will either contract or expand every day. So, how is this nutritional gap calculated? In its most basic form, the nutritional gap can be calculated using simple subtraction: • Your recommended daily nutritional targets • Minus the nutrients you consume from food • Equals your nutritional gap! It’s second-grade math on the surface, but complexities arise when we consider other factors, including: • Age • Lifestyle • Life phase • Dietary restrictions – i.e. do you avoid gluten, nuts, or meat • Environment – i.e. seasonality or pollution • Genetics As you can see, things get complicated quickly. Leave the analysis to our algorithm and our app Nutritional data and in-depth research helped us and our network of scientists develop an algorithm capable of calculating your nutritional gap. You can try it yourself by downloading the NutriCare.Life app (for Android or Apple devices) or log on our website www.nutricare.life. Complete the food frequency questionnaire or choose a diet that fits you or let us to propose a diet, input your preferences, then take a look on the Dashboard and you will find something that you didn’t know about you. Understanding and calculating your nutritional gap are the first steps toward learning how to fill it. Fortunately, our algorithm does all the learning and calculating for you. Once connected to a NutriCare.Life, the app and our algorithm become your personal, nutritional barista, serving up the nutrients your body needs – all based on your personal profile, the eating habit, and your physical activity. The system even alert you if you take an overdose of nutrients. With NutriCare.Life, determining your nutritional gap is easy. And closing it is even easier.