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What is blood glucose and why do we care about it?
What is blood glucose and why do we care about it?

What is blood glucose? In the average healthy individual, the heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through the body each day (1). This blood serves to transport oxygen and a variety of different ...

April 05, 2021 - Colleen Gulick

Maple, Honey, and Molasses: Don't Be Afraid of These Added Sugars
Maple, Honey, and Molasses: Don't Be Afraid of These Added Sugars

Contrary to popular belief, not all sugar is bad for you. While some food products like cereals and fruit juice may be loaded with artificial sugar, there are naturally-occurring or added sugar options that ...

January 14, 2021 - Andrew Fixell

How Added Sugar May Add Health Risks: Cynthia Sass Explains
How Added Sugar May Add Health Risks: Cynthia Sass Explains

In our latest conversation with Cynthia Sass (MPH, MA, RD, CSSD), Upgraid's nutrition consultant the health risks associated with added sugar and whether sugar is something that should be curbed or entirely ...

December 23, 2020 - Andrew Fixell

Six Food Products You’d Be Surprised Contain Added Sugar
Six Food Products You’d Be Surprised Contain Added Sugar

You may be craving a grilled chicken sandwich so you find the leanest chicken and the freshest vegetables on the healthiest bun there is in the grocery store. So far, a healthy meal. But you decide, “What’s ...

December 17, 2020 - Tolu Ajiboye

5 Sweet Veggies That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
5 Sweet Veggies That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Sweet and Healthy? We’ve all faced this great dilemma: how do I satisfy my hankering for a sweet snack when I know I should really stay away from sugary treats like cookies, candy, or chocolate? Upgra...

October 09, 2020 - Andrew Fixell

The Sweet Deception: How Nutrition Labels Hide Added Sugar in Plain Sight
The Sweet Deception: How Nutrition Labels Hide Added Sugar in Plain Sight

In our latest conversation with Cynthia Sass (MPH, MA, RD, CSSD), Upgraid's nutrition consultant weighs in on just how important it is to know how to read your food’s nutrition labels to avoid getting a mass...

October 02, 2020 - Andrew Fixell

Glucose Goddess: A Profile of Jessie Inchauspe
Glucose Goddess: A Profile of Jessie Inchauspe

Following Jessie Inchauspe on Instagram under the moniker, Glucose Goddess, can quite literally change your life. But you first have to be open to a simple but very important concept: sugar may taste good, b...

September 24, 2020 - Andrew Fixell

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