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5 Low Sugar Recipes for Easy Meal Prep

5 Low Sugar Recipes for Easy Meal Prep

It might seem annoying or even daunting to give up time on a Sunday to meal prep, but the rewards are worth it. Not only will you save time & money during the week, but a well-thought out meal prep plan can help you cut back on mindless snacking and make smarter, healthier food choices. Check out our 5 favorite dishes that are easy to prepare and guaranteed to help you win the week.

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5 Low Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes

5 Low Sugar, Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes

The holiday season is all about good company and good food. But for those keeping an eye on their blood sugar level, it can often be full of glucose spikes & stress. And for everyone else, it’s the discomfort we all experience after a carb-heavy meal - i.e., bloating, energy crash, fatigue, and hunger that are all part of the blood sugar rollercoaster. The good news is we’re here to help you enjoy your favorite dishes without worrying about the post-meal highs & lows. From delicious desserts to sensational sides, these recipes are guaranteed to please everyone at the table.

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Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Ways to Give the Gift of Health

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Ways to Give the Gift of Health

Making a list and checking it twice can be a lot of work. So many gifts to get, so little time. But we’ve got you covered with amazing gift ideas that will see in 2022 with a positive mindset and set everyone up for success in the new year. Even better? We’ve got you some sweet deals on our BFF brands!

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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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