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This article was published on June 16, 2015

Google can now tell you how many calories are in your next fast food binge

Google can now tell you how many calories are in your next fast food binge
Amanda Connolly
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Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and ed Amanda Connolly is a reporter for The Next Web, currently based in London. Originally from Ireland, Amanda previously worked in press and editorial at the Web Summit. She’s interested in all things tech, with a particular fondness for lifestyle and creative tech and the spaces where these intersect. Twitter

Google now lets you look up the calorie counts in your meals from popular fast food restaurants like McDonalds.

You can search “calories in X” or simply ask out loud after saying “OK, Google.” The result is a nutritional information box listing calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, carbohydrates and protein.

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While there are plenty of calorie counting apps like MyFitnessPal already available, this just makes for a handy alternative.

Google has made no indication about whether it plans to expand the feature to include more restaurants over time.

➤ We put the “app” in bon appétit! [Google+]

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