The Break Room

The lowdown on health related topics.

4 Low-Sugar Thanksgiving Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

4 Low-Sugar Thanksgiving Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Whether you’re hosting or guesting, Thanksgiving dinner is a meal most often loaded with carbs and sugar. And while it’s all delicious, it can throw your glucose levels all out of whack. But the good news is, you don’t have to compromise on taste to keep your levels happy. Check out these delicious dishes your blood sugar levels will be thankful for. 

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7 Easy Exercise Tips for Healthy Blood Sugar

7 Easy Exercise Tips for Healthy Blood Sugar

Being active is important for everyone as part of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s especially so for those living with diabetes. Not only does exercise lower blood glucose levels, but it also boosts the body’s sensitivity to insulin, which counters insulin resistance. And here’s the good news: Exercise comes in many different forms, so you can find something that works for you. Read on for tips and ideas on how to exercise and get the most out of it.

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5 Signs You Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

5 Signs You Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Recognizing the early signs of type 1 diabetes is critical in getting a diagnosis and ultimately beginning treatment sooner. Because with earlier diagnosis and modification of risk factors, long-term complications can be prevented.

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Top 10 Foods to Help Control Your Blood Sugar

Top 10 Foods to Help Control Your Blood Sugar

Managing a healthy blood sugar level has been linked to a number of general health benefits, not just those that affect the 1 in 3 Americans that are diabetic or pre-diabetic.

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Everything in Moderation: Balancing Healthy Habits in Your Life

Everything in Moderation: Balancing Healthy Habits in Your Life

One of the most common mistakes people make along their lifelong wellness journey is to cut out their favorite hobbies and foods because they may not be as “healthy” as others. However, this approach often decreases the chances of meeting your ultimate health goals.

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How to Break the Cycle & Curb Your Sugar Cravings in 7 Days

How to Break the Cycle & Curb Your Sugar Cravings in 7 Days

Having a sugar craving can be a bit crazy-making, right? It can make us want to get up and find ice cream in the middle of the night, sneak food when no one is watching, and make it difficult to really focus on anything else.

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4 Simple Meal Recipes for a Sugar-Free Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

4 Simple Meal Recipes for a Sugar-Free Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Meals can be just as delicious with no added sugar—especially when they’re designed by a Registered Dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition from NYU.

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Blood Sugar and Your Health: Why It’s Important

Blood Sugar and Your Health: Why It’s Important

If you don’t have diabetes, blood sugar might not be something you think about often. But, you probably should. 

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The Best Recipes for PCOS

The Best Recipes for PCOS

September is an important month. No, we’re not talking about the change of season, we’re referring to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month.

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Dr. Joy Cooper Answers Your Questions About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Dr. Joy Cooper Answers Your Questions About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month. This condition affects 1 in 10 women and causes insulin resistance, which can contribute to infertility and lead to type 2 diabetes. We sat down with OBGYN, Dr. Joy Cooper, MD, MSc to ask questions gathered from our community about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

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Finding the Best Gummy Vitamins for Kids

Finding the Best Gummy Vitamins for Kids

Just last week my kid asked if he could wash down a cookie with a soda. My registered dietitian brain nearly exploded at that request. While I do let my kids have treats, pairing sugar with sugar is a hard no in my book.

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Childhood Obesity Is On the Rise: Here’s 8 Ways to Beat It

Childhood Obesity Is On the Rise: Here’s 8 Ways to Beat It

Covid-19 isn't the only epidemic gripping the nation. According to a new report by the World Obesity Federation, obesity will affect more than 250 million kids by 2030—and 43 million of those children will be under the age of five.

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Childhood Obesity vs. Diet Culture: The Sugarbreak Take

Childhood Obesity vs. Diet Culture: The Sugarbreak Take

Finding a balance between addressing the issue of childhood obesity and not contributing to problematic diet culture is the sweet spot for the doctors at Sugarbreak.

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