The Break Room

The lowdown on health related topics.

The Workout Plan to Help You Better Manage Your Blood Sugar

The Workout Plan to Help You Better Manage Your Blood Sugar

Learn about the link between exercise and blood sugar and insulin sensitivity and find out how to help your body better manage your levels with a workout plan.

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5 Must-Make Mexican-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

5 Must-Make Mexican-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

If you’re planning on hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration this May 5th, then these recipes have everything you need for a flavorful fiesta! From delicious dips to tasty tacos (plus a spicy marg to wash it all down), these low-carb recipes will lighten up your Cinco celebrations with minimum sugar and maximum fun!

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5 Low-Sugar Brunch Recipes for Mother's Day

5 Low-Sugar Brunch Recipes for Mother's Day

Celebrate Mom with these 5 delicious low sugar recipes. From cauliflower egg bake and low carb banana bread to keto pancakes and low sugar bloody Mary's, there’s something for all tastes. And all moms!

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5 Pro Tips to Optimize Gut Health

5 Pro Tips to Optimize Gut Health

The composition of our gut microbiome is continuously shaped by a variety of factors such as diet, stress, antibiotic use and even the seasons. It’s normal to have some “bad” or disease-causing bacteria. In a healthy gut, the good bacteria outweigh the bad. However, when there is an imbalance of bacteria, it can lead to dysbiosis of the gut microbiome which has been linked to issues such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. Read ahead for the top tips on supporting gut health.

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Why We Use Isomaltulose, the Smart Carbohydrate

Why We Use Isomaltulose, the Smart Carbohydrate

When we challenged our team of doctors to help us develop Energize, a pre-exercise electrolyte drink with the power to keep you hydrated and energized without crashes, we knew it would take a winning formulation. And that’s exactly what we did using natural & scientifically tested ingredients at optimal levels and quantities. But there’s one ingredient in particular we’re excited to highlight, isomaltulose, which is a smart carbohydrate and better alternative to traditional sugars. We sat down with our in-house advisor and endocrinologist, Dr. Mary Kellis, MD to learn more about the power of isomaltulose and why it’s so effective.

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3 Low-Sugar Desserts Your Gut (And Sweet Tooth) Will Love

3 Low-Sugar Desserts Your Gut (And Sweet Tooth) Will Love

Looking out for your gut doesn’t mean you have to go without dessert. These three expert-created dessert recipes will promote the health and function of your digestive system while satisfying your sweet tooth at the same time. Not only are they easy on the gut, they’re easy to make, too! Plus—they’re absolutely delicious.

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What’s the Link Between Stress and Blood Sugar Levels?

What’s the Link Between Stress and Blood Sugar Levels?

We’re taking a closer look at the link between stress and blood glucose levels in honor of Stress Awareness Month this April. We know that what we eat can impact our blood sugar levels, but you may be surprised to learn that stressful situations can also spike your blood glucose levels, both directly and indirectly.

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How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet

How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet

A diet high in fiber has been linked to reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It can also help with weight loss and maintenance and support gut health. You can find a more in-depth look at the benefits of fiber here.

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Why Fiber Can Help You Live Longer

Why Fiber Can Help You Live Longer

We’ve likely all heard the advice to eat more whole grains, choose whole wheat bread over white to increase our fiber intake – but why? In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the key benefits of following a high-fiber diet.

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8 Low Sugar St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

8 Low Sugar St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

It’s almost that time of year to drink green beer and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We’ve put together some delicious, green-themed sweet and savory recipes that are all lower in sugar than their traditional counterparts, so you can enjoy the holiday without the sugar crash or carb coma.

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Top Nutrition Myths Debunked by a Registered Dietitian

Top Nutrition Myths Debunked by a Registered Dietitian

It’s no surprise that nutrition can become a little bit confusing when we are exposed to so many mixed messages daily. From your friend at the gym to your favorite influencer on social media, the messages are often contradictory and rarely grounded in science. Whatever your goals may be, it’s a good idea to separate fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition. This article will debunk some of the more common myths so that you can feel more confident in making a healthy choice.

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5 Easy, Low Sugar Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day

5 Easy, Low Sugar Dessert Recipes for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, it’s not just love that’s in the air—it’s temptation too. And whether it’s a well-intentioned coworker dropping conversation hearts at your desk or your BFF delivering a treat to your door, sugar is hard to avoid on February 14. But the good news is Valentine’s Day can still be sweet without all the sugar. Check out these 5 low sugar desserts that let you indulge without the sugar spikes, crashes, hangover or guilt.

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Does the “Healthiest Sugar” Even Exist?

Does the “Healthiest Sugar” Even Exist?

What is the "healthiest sugar"? is likely the biggest question of the century. And, because not all sugar or sweeteners are created equal, it makes this a difficult question to answer. Sugar comes in many different varieties, and it can become challenging to keep up with the benefits and drawbacks of each form.

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