Smart Eating: A Microwave That Counts Calories

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You probably currently use your microwave to bring life back to that late night carry out you grabbed after a fun-filled night out with your friends, or to whip up a quick random meal. Well, soon enough the tech gurus at General Electric are going to be rolling out a smarty pants microwave that will help monitor your eating and SNACKING! Business Insider reports this new invention will automatically calculate the caloric value of the dishes it’s asked to warm/cook.

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But how does it do it you ask? It uses what they are calling a calorimeter that simultaneously weighs your food and penetrates it with a low-energy, which behaves in different ways when it passes through different nutrients. Then, the microwave monitors these changes to assess your food’s nutritional components, while estimating the number of calories it contains. The whole process only takes a second or two.