It is very important to keep track of your diet and calories because a healthy diet reduces the risks of several diseases like blood pressure and heart problems. Calories are an important part of our diet as it refers to energy intake by eating and drinking and energy utilization through physical activity. However, the excessive calorie intake because of the fast foods and drinks can arise so many problems like weight gain, belly fat, diabetes, heart disease and so on.

That’s why you need to need to keep a limit on your calories consumption and make sure that you are consuming average number of calories per day. According to the research by the U.S Department of Agriculture, men consume 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day and women require 1,600 to 2,400 calories per day. There are plenty of devices are available that lets you count your calories, but why buy an additional device when you can do the same thing using your smartphone. Yes, you can calculate the number of your calories very easily using calorie counter apps, so here have a look at the best calorie counter apps for Android:

  1. Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal (Free)

MyFitnessPal is the most popular and best available app to calculate your calories using the smartphone. It has plenty of nice features and has the largest database of food in contrast with other Android calorie counter apps. To get started you need to create an account with basic personal information like name gender, height and weight. You can easily log everything you eat and once you done adding your food content, you can see the detailed breakdown information about your food including your calorie intake, sodium intake, vitamin intake, cholesterol intake along with other nutritional information as well. You can also add friends and interact with other users to trade tricks, meal plans and recipes.

  1. Lose It! (Free)

Lose It! Is basically a meal-tracking app that lets you calculate the calories in your food and drinks and then suggest you exercise to burn off the calories and lose weight. This app aims is to make sure that you eat less calories and burn more to achieve weight loss goal. Actually you need to add your food contents and weight loss goal in the app and it comes up with the custom weight loss plan. Lose It! has a large food database with popular restaurants and brand-name food products with clean interface to log your food content. Using Lose It!, you can calculate your caloric intake, calories you have burned and logs exercise time.

  1. Calorie Counter by FatSecret (Free)

This app lets you track your food intake, exercise and weight to keep on your diet plan. It has a recipe community too from where you can find some great recipes recommended by the FatSecret. The interface of the app is intuitive and has open food database so anyone can give it a test run without singing up. There are some pretty nice features like a personal journal along with food and exercise journal, a diet calendar and ability to add custom foods.  FatSecret also let you see the calories you have burned while awaking or during sleep and also a large user community to share tips, experience and success stories.