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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Healthiest Fast Food Choices

May 19, 2022
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Team NutriSense

Do you know what the healthiest food at McDonald’s is? Is there a way to eat at Wendy’s without spiking blood glucose and sabotaging your health goals? Even if you eat healthily and typically avoid fast food restaurants, you’ll likely find yourself at one at some point.

Maybe you’re on a road trip and need to get a quick bite to eat—and all you can get for miles is Burger King. Or perhaps you’re in a rush and need a fast food meal for convenience. There’s one thing you’ll recognize wherever you are in the world: a fast food chain.

From Dunkin’ Donuts to Subway and KFC to Wendy’s, there’s a fast food restaurant in every corner of the globe. In the United States, McDonald’s and Burger King are two of the most popular fast food chains, while KFC is a popular choice in China. In India, McDonald’s has tailored its menu to appeal to local tastes, offering dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala. And in Japan, Starbucks is now a popular destination for coffee lovers.

So whether you’re in Bangkok or Barcelona, you may need to know what to pick at a fast food restaurant. And we’ve got just what you need!

The Best Fast Food Options for Your Health

Fast food restaurants are typically seen as the unhealthiest choice for a meal, but there are positives and negatives. On the one hand, they can be affordable, accessible, and convenient meal options for many.

On the other, some research suggests it can contribute to health problems like obesity and heart disease. As the industry grows, it will be essential to monitor its impact on local communities and the global food system.

It’s not as though every ingredient on a fast food menu is awful. There are healthy food items like tortillas, soft tacos, and lean protein; some have fresh vegetables like cucumbers and fruit options like apple slices. But it’s important to remember that the reason fast food meals can be so damaging to your health is how they’re made. Often, trans fats, saturated fats, oils, and cooking techniques are to blame here.

But there are growing movements to make fast food healthier, which we’re all for. After all, who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it too?! But in the meantime, it’s helpful to know how to choose the healthiest options when you find yourself at one of these restaurants.

To help you out, some of the credentialed dietitians and nutritionists on the NutriSense Nutrition Team pick the healthiest options from ten popular fast food chains. Read on to learn more.

In N Out

In n Out, Protein Style Burger, Victoria Eaton, RDN, LDN, IFNCP

In-N-Out Burger is an American regional chain of fast food restaurants primarily in the American Southwest and Pacific coast. Founded in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948 by Harry Snyder and his wife, Esther, the chain is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has expanded to over 300 locations.

The chain's primary offerings include hamburgers, French fries, shakes, sodas, and burgers.

Pick: The Protein Style Burger

“When you’re at In-N-Out, ask for a Protein Style Burger. You may not see it on the main menu—it’s from their secret menu items. You’ll get a lettuce wrap instead of a bun, which will help reduce processed carb intake.”

Recommended by: Victoria Eaton, RDN, LDN, IFNCP

Waffle House

A green square with three images: Liz McKinney MS, CNS, LDN, Nutrition Manager, Waffle House, T-Bone and gg breakfast

Waffle House is a beloved American restaurant chain known for its classic breakfast food staples. Whether you're looking for your morning fix of eggs, bacon, and hash browns or craving an indulgent dinner of chicken and waffles, Waffle House has something to satisfy any appetite.

The appeal is the waffles, but there’s so much more. It can be challenging to pick the best option from the indulgent breakfast options, but it’s not impossible.

Pick: A Modified T-Bone and Egg Breakfast

“Most of these breakfast spots load up on starchy carbs like hash browns, toast, biscuits, and pancakes, making it hard to order something kind to your glucose. I recommend thinking about which carb source you’d enjoy the most.

For example, if you go for the T-Bone and Egg breakfast, ask them to bring just one slice of toast and skip the potatoes. Then, eat your protein before the toast. When there are not many glucose-friendly options on the menu, make meal sequencing work for you. If you’re there at lunch or dinner, try Bert’s chili plus a side salad or the grilled chicken sandwich and a side salad.”

Recommended by: Liz McKinney MS, CNS, LDN, Nutrition Manager

Bojangles

Bojangles, A grilled chicken salad, Liz McKinney MS, CNS, LDN, Nutrition Manager

Bojangles is a chain of fast food restaurants specializing in Southern cuisine, including fried chicken, biscuits, and sweet tea. The first Bojangles restaurant opened in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The restaurant's signature biscuit is made from buttermilk and self-rising flour and is served warm with butter and honey. They also have a popular sweet tea, brewed fresh daily using a secret recipe. 

Pick: A Grilled Chicken Salad

“Aim for a meal that includes protein, veggies, and fiber, even at a fast food stop! That might look like a grilled chicken salad and the pinto bean or dirty rice side. You could also order a few chicken a la carte pieces and get a side of coleslaw and the garden salad! Don’t be afraid to get creative to make it work for you.”

Recommended by: Liz McKinney MS, CNS, LDN, Nutrition Manager

McDonald’s

A green square with three images Mc Donal's, an open faced burger, Stephanie Etherington, RD, CD, CDCES

You’ll see these golden arches all over the globe! McDonald’s is the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain, serving approximately 68 million customers daily in around 40,000 locations worldwide.

Founded in 1948 by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, the company has since expanded its menu to include various items such as burgers, chicken, salads, breakfast items, and desserts.

Pick: An Open-Faced Burger

“When it comes to lunch, don’t be swayed into thinking that a chicken sandwich is the healthier option than a burger. These meals can pack just as many calories and carbohydrates (if not more) than a simple hamburger. 

One hack I like to utilize is having an “open-faced” burger. Ditch half the bun for fewer carbs and calories. McDonald’s has also stepped up their game in the salad department. Opt for half of the dressing, or order a side salad in place of fries. And, re-think that drink. Skip the sugary beverages. Choose sparkling water or unsweetened iced tea.”

Recommended by: Stephanie Etherington, RD, CD, CDCES

Wendy’s

A green square with three images: Wendy's, Chilli and Apple Pecan Salad, Stephanie Etherington, RD, CD, CDCES

With its iconic red squares and friendly mascot, Wendy's is one of the world's most popular fast food chains, with over 6,900 locations. Founded in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio, Wendy's is best known for its square hamburgers and Frosty desserts.

Today, Wendy's is the third-largest hamburger chain globally, behind only McDonald's and Burger King. 

Pick: Chilli & Apple Pecan Salad

“Instead of reaching for that Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, consider another juicy option—the chili! It is by far my favorite item at Wendy’s.

Choose a baked potato instead of fries if you need a few carbs to fuel a post-lunch workout. It's a more nutrient-dense option than the typical burger and fries fast food fare.

The Apple Pecan Salad is another excellent choice. It has a whopping 35 grams of protein and only 350 calories—it serves up more protein than most of their burgers.” 

Recommended by: Stephanie Etherington, RD, CD, CDCES

Zaxby’s

A green square with three images: Zaxby's, Breaded chicken strips and Amanda Donahue, MS, RD, CD

Zaxby's is one of the fastest-growing fast food chains in the country. With its focus on fresh, quality ingredients and a wide range of classic American comfort food offerings, Zaxby's has quickly gained a loyal following among customers, young and old.

In addition to the classic menu items like fried chicken, Zaxby's also offers specialty subs and wraps and generous sides like French fries, onion rings, and fried pickles that will please even the most discerning fast food connoisseur. 

Pick: Breaded Chicken Strips & Wings

“This southern comfort food is one of my all-time favorites; it reminds me of home! Finding some glucose-friendly options is possible if you know what to look for! Besides breaded chicken strips, Zaxby’s offers wings much lower in carbohydrates which can lessen a glycemic response.

Sticking with a less sweet sauce is ideal, too (the buffalo garlic blaze is excellent). You can also find some salad options and even choose grilled versus fried chicken! All in all, though, what Zaxby’s is known for is that mouth-watering, delicious sauce! Sometimes, I’ll opt for a kid’s size meal (smaller in portion size) to dip those tasty strips and fries into and opt for a walk afterward to help dispose of some glucose from my meal.”

Recommended by: Amanda Donahue, MS, RD, CD

Chipotle

A green square with three images: Chipotle, a lifestyle bowl, Victoria Eaton, RDN, LDN, IFNCP

Chipotle is one of the most popular Mexican food chains in the world

In addition to its wide variety of Mexican dishes, Chipotle also caters to customers with dietary restrictions by offering a range of vegan and vegetarian options.

Pick: A Lifestyle Bowl

“Consider ordering from the list of Lifestyle Bowls. Lifestyle bowls include Whole30, keto, high protein, and paleo options. Each bowl is lower in carbs and higher in fiber and protein.”

Recommended by: Victoria Eaton, RDN, LDN, IFNCP

Taco Bell

A green square with Taco Bell, Fresco Style Burritos and Kasey Brixius, MS, RDN, CSSD, IFNCP

Founded in 1962, Taco Bell is a fast food restaurant chain specializing in Mexican-inspired cuisine. From its humble beginnings as a single restaurant in Southern California, Taco Bell has now grown to over 7,000 locations worldwide.

While the menu has evolved to include new items such as the Crunchwrap Supreme and Nacho Fries, Taco Bell remains best known for its classic tacos and burritos. 

Pick: Fresco Style Burritos

“Taco Bell might be synonymous with late-night eating of greasy tacos, but there are ways to healthify things a bit. You can order your favorite burrito, “fresco style,” which swaps out some higher fat sauces for pico de Gallo.

The Power Bowls are a new favorite of mine, and you can get the veggie one to keep it plant-based and high in fiber, or add some chicken or steak if you are looking for that extra protein.”

Recommended by: Kasey Brixius, MS, RDN, CSSD, IFNCP

KFC

A green square with three images: KFC, fried chicken, Carlee Hayes, RDN, CD

KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the world's most popular fast food restaurants. Founded in 1930 by Colonel Harland Sanders, KFC has become a household name thanks to its famous fried chicken, crunchy coleslaw, and indulgent sides.

Pick: Fried Chicken

“Who doesn’t love a good down-home meal of fried chicken!? While “healthy” may never be the word we use to describe KFC, there’s something comforting about a fried chicken meal (and that’s worth something). And it doesn’t mean you can’t make healthier choices when you’re there.

Unfortunately, when it comes to fried meals, the combination of breading (carbohydrates) plus deep frying (oil/fat) can lead to low energy levels and difficulty with weight management. The best option would be to keep it simple: stick with what you came there for (fried chicken) and limit the sides to mitigate this effect.

Try to pair your chicken with a side of coleslaw for some fiber, and skip the carbohydrate-rich sides you can live without (think fries, biscuits, etc.). Stick to what you love and limit what you’re not crazy about so that you satisfy your cravings fully.

Pair your meal with a calorie-free beverage like water or unsweetened tea, and eat earlier in the day when your digestive hormones are more equipped to process food more effectively. Bonus points if you can add a walk after the meal.”

Recommended by: Carlee Hayes, RDN, CD

Pizza Hut

A green square with three images: Pizza Hut, a pepperoni pizza, Stephanie Etherington, RD, CD, CDCES

Pizza Hut is one of the most popular and well-known brands in the pizza industry. With its wide range of unique, delicious pizzas and other savory menu items and its convenient delivery and takeout options, it has become one of the go-to choices for hungry people worldwide.

Pick: A Thin N’ Crispy

“Pizza can be a disaster for our low-carb diners. The processed carbohydrate and high-fat toppings can lead to double and triple glucose spikes throughout the night.

Stick with one or two Thin N’ Crispy slices. Leverage meal sequencing to improve your glucose response by starting with a salad. It can also bump up the nutrient density of this meal!”

Recommended by: Stephanie Etherington, RD, CD, CDCES

Jersey Mike's

A green square with three pictures mini subs, Jersey Mike's and  Amanda Donahue MS, RD, CD

Founded in 1956, Jersey Mike's has a long history of making delicious subs using only the freshest ingredients. The company's signature sub is the Original Italian, which features ham, salami, and provolone cheese on a toasted sub roll.

But Jersey Mike's also offers various other flavors, including the popular Turkey Breast and Club Subs. And for those who are looking for something a little different, the menu also includes wraps and salads.

Pick: A Mini Sub or Bowl Option

“One cool option with JM’s is the various sub-sizes. If you’re looking to minimize your glycemic response, pick the “mini." They even offer whole wheat rolls, which are higher in fiber, so pick either with a meat option and load it up with veggies.

What makes JM’s unique and their sandwiches so delectable is the combo of the vinegar (which can help mitigate glucose responses), oil, and oregano they drench it on top with when you order it prepared “Mike’s Way.”

Alternatively to the typical cold sub, they offer some hot subs; my favorite is the Chipotle Chicken Cheesesteak with extra peppers and onions for a nutrient boost.

Side note: many may not know this, but JM’s offers “bowl” options that exclude the bread for those following a lower-carb lifestyle.”

Recommended by: Amanda Donahue MS, RD, CD

Panda Express

A green square with three pictures: Panda Express, a Chinese Meal, and Carlee Hayes, RDN, CD

Panda Express is one of the most popular Chinese food franchises in the United States. There is something for everyone at this fast food restaurant with a wide range of classic dishes like sweet and sour chicken, Kung Pao shrimp, and vegetable fried rice, plus new options like lemon chicken breast and Mongolian beef. 

Pick: A Modified Meal

“Chinese food is traditionally high in both protein and non-starchy veggies, which are both nutrient-dense and can be great for keeping glucose stable.

However, the other stuff—the sauces, the breading, the rice—can throw off the meal's nutrition (and mean significant blood sugar responses). My first recommendation is to start with your foundation; opt for super greens instead of rice, or if you love rice, do half and half.

By subbing some of the dense carbohydrate sources with greens, you’re promoting a better blood sugar response and supporting better energy levels all day long.

Top your base with a protein that’s not breaded or fried, like the Wok-Fired Shrimp, Black Pepper Chicken, or String Bean Chicken. This way, you’re getting less of the extra stuff, more filling and satisfying nutrients, and all the same Asian flavors.”

Recommended by: Carlee Hayes, RDN, CD

Wawa

A picture of Wawa, a Power Menu Dish and Randi Yow RDN, LDN

Wawa is one of the most popular convenience stores in the United States. Apart from a wide selection of groceries and household essentials, it also offers fresh foods, including hot soups, delicious sandwiches, pastries, and unique coffee blends.

Additionally, Wawa features touchscreen ordering kiosks that allow customers to select the items they need without waiting in line. 

Pick: A Power Menu Dish

“There are so many healthy fast food options when eating at Wawa, and they don’t have to be high carb either—going for breakfast? Look at their balanced menu for Egg White Omelet Burrito Bowl or Chicken Steak and Egg White Omelet Bowl.

Need coffee? Skip the sugary additions and add some milk, half and half, or almond milk. Need a quick lunch? Check out the “Power Menu” and load up on protein and veggies for a light and low carb meal or try one of their bowls such as Lettuce and Oven Roasted Turkey Bowl, Spinach, and Roasted Chicken Bowl or try a salad.

You can even skip the chips and add a piece of fruit or pack of nuts for some healthy fat—quick does not have to be unhealthy!”

Recommended by: Randi Yow RDN, LDN

Did we miss your favorite fast food restaurant? Stay tuned for more installments in this series to see how to pick the healthiest options when you're eating out. 

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It's no secret that diet and nutrition play a vital role in our overall health and wellbeing. However, it can be tricky to know how to eat for optimal health with all of the conflicting information out there. 

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) can help take the guesswork out of nutrition by providing real-time insights into the body's needs.

When you sign up for NutriSense, our team of credentialed dietitians and nutritionists will help you read the data from your CGM and create a personalized lifestyle plan that will allow you to reach your health goals. 

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We’ve hand-picked the best weight loss apps available. Here are the thirteen best weight loss apps.

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What is Red Light Therapy?
What is Red Light Therapy?

An emerging treatment, red light therapy promises to prevent and treat the signs of aging and other skin issues. Read on to find out more.

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Diets People are Most Likely to Give Up On [+Tips to Stick with Them]
Diets People are Most Likely to Give Up On [+Tips to Stick with Them]

Struggling to stick with a health-promoting diet? Here’s how to make it enjoyable so you can reap the benefits.

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Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation
Kara Collier on Optimal Health Through Blood Sugar Regulation

VP of Health and co-founder of NutriSense Kara Collier discusses reaching optimal health through blood sugar regulation, what a continuous glucose monitor is, and who might benefit from using it.

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How to Turn Your Idea into a 120 Person Team with Dan Zavorotny
How to Turn Your Idea into a 120 Person Team with Dan Zavorotny

In this episode of Zero to CEO, Jason Sherman talks to Dan Zavorotny about how to turn your idea into a 120 person team in 2.5 years.

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A Breakdown of Body Mass Index (BMI)
A Breakdown of Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index is a term you may have seen tossed around quite a bit in the health world. You may know that it’s a way to measure body fat, but with so many new tests for measuring overall fitness and health, is BMI still reliable?

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Glucose-Friendly Recipes to Enjoy This Memorial Day
Glucose-Friendly Recipes to Enjoy This Memorial Day

If you're watching your glucose levels, traditional BBQ staples may not be the best choice. Here are some recipes that will help you enjoy a Memorial Day meal without a blood sugar spike.

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Taking Mental Health Online: Tips & Tools for Self-Care
Taking Mental Health Online: Tips & Tools for Self-Care

Mental health has a significant impact on your overall health; here are tips, tools, and apps to improve your mental wellbeing.

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Can You Check Your Blood Sugar at Home Without a Meter
Can You Check Your Blood Sugar at Home Without a Meter

Living with diabetes can be a challenge, especially when it comes to keeping your blood sugar levels regulated. Learn if you can check your blood sugar at home without a meter.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Sunscreen for all Skin Types
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Sunscreen for all Skin Types

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to make sure you have the tools you need to protect yourself from sunburn and sun damage. But how do you choose the right one for adequate sun protection?

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Japanese Water Therapy & Weight Loss: What’s the Deal? 
Japanese Water Therapy & Weight Loss: What’s the Deal? 

Learn how Japanese water therapy can help with weight loss, energy levels, and detoxification.

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9 Daily Routines to Reconsider for Better Health
9 Daily Routines to Reconsider for Better Health

Do you often feel anxious or upset but can’t pinpoint the cause of your low mood? Here's how to reconsider a few common routines and then work on small changes around them to build good habits.

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What A Digital Detox Can Do for Your Mental Health
What A Digital Detox Can Do for Your Mental Health

Do you spend all your free time scrolling through social media? If you can’t remember the last time you went offline, you may need a digital detox.

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The 6 Worst Foods for Osteoporosis
The 6 Worst Foods for Osteoporosis

When it comes to bone health, good nutrition is absolutely critical. Read on to learn what osteoporosis is and why some foods may increase your risk of or worsen the condition.

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11 Best Apps for Tracking Fitness
11 Best Apps for Tracking Fitness

Fitness tracking apps give you valuable insights into your exercise routines. Here are the top fitness apps for Android and Apple for this year.

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Why Gardening is so Good for You
Why Gardening is so Good for You

One of the best ways to get all the mental and physical benefits of nature is by flexing your green thumb. Read on to learn more about how gardening can benefit your health.

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8 Common Food Additives and How They Affect Your Health
8 Common Food Additives and How They Affect Your Health

From soft drinks to candies and cereal to salad dressings, many food products contain food additives. Read on to find out more about eight common additives, and how they affect your health.

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Why You're Experiencing Menstrual Cramping Without Your Period
Why You're Experiencing Menstrual Cramping Without Your Period

Many people experience symptoms akin to menstrual cramping even when they are not on their periods. It’s surprisingly common, and various factors can contribute to it. Read on to find out what some of these are.

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The Best Diet to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels
The Best Diet to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

Read on to learn more about vitamin D-rich foods and what you should include in your diet to make the most of this vitamin’s health benefits.

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Staying Safe in the Sun: A Breakdown on Sunscreen
Staying Safe in the Sun: A Breakdown on Sunscreen

It’s important to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun’s rays, and one of the most effective ways to do this is to wear sunscreen. But what is sunscreen, and how does it work?

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How Rice Affects Your Blood Glucose Levels
How Rice Affects Your Blood Glucose Levels

The world loves rice. It’s a staple food in many cultures and can have various health benefits for some. But does it cause your glucose to spike?

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Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain and Fitness With Continual Glucose Monitors
Improving Fat Loss, Muscle Gain and Fitness With Continual Glucose Monitors

Kara Collier and Dan Zavorotny talk continuous glucose monitors on the Mind Pump podcast.

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Dry Needling: Can it Really Help with Muscle Pain?
Dry Needling: Can it Really Help with Muscle Pain?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique used by physical therapists and healthcare practitioners in an effort to alleviate pain and help restore movement in the body. Read on to find out more.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Healthiest Fast Food Choices
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Healthiest Fast Food Choices

Wondering what the healthiest fast food options are?  Here are some of the healthiest choices at fast food restaurants, according to dietitians.

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Here’s What a Realistic Weight Loss Timeline Looks Like
Here’s What a Realistic Weight Loss Timeline Looks Like

Many people try crash diets to lose weight fast, which may provide some short term results but don't work for the long haul. Here is a realistic timeline for healthy weight loss.

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9 Great Apps to Track Nutrition
9 Great Apps to Track Nutrition

Tracking nutrition has never been easier due to instant access to nutrition tracking apps. Here are the best ones.

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6 Popular IBS-Friendly Diets
6 Popular IBS-Friendly Diets

Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome, and see what popular IBS-friendly diets people follow to ease their symptoms.

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What You Need to Know About Neuropathy
What You Need to Know About Neuropathy

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, can cause pain, discomfort, and interfere with daily tasks. Explore effective ways to prevent and manage it.

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The Health Benefits of Adding Fermented Foods to Your Diet
The Health Benefits of Adding Fermented Foods to Your Diet

Fermented foods have a range of health benefits. Read on to learn more about what they are and why you should be adding them to your diet.

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13 Healthy Ways to Relieve Stress
13 Healthy Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress can negatively affect your entire body. Here are thirteen different ways to reduce stress in your life.

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Best Physical and Mental Health Apps Available in 2022
Best Physical and Mental Health Apps Available in 2022

Here are the eleven best physical and mental health apps available in the app store.

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Improving Metabolic Health with Carlee Hayes
Improving Metabolic Health with Carlee Hayes

On this episode of Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli, Carlee Hayes, Nutrition Manager at NutriSense, discusses the company’s digital platform that aims to help others discover and reach their health potential.

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Carlee Hayes talks Metabolic Health with Rejuvenaging
Carlee Hayes talks Metabolic Health with Rejuvenaging

In this episode of Rejuvenaging with Dr. Ron Kaiser, Carlee explains how to cut through the online nutrition industry's noise, why we shouldn't look for a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to nutrition, and how CGMs work.

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Fruit Juice or Whole Fruit? What You Should Pick and Why
Fruit Juice or Whole Fruit? What You Should Pick and Why

Should you be drinking your fruits? Read on to find out more about juicing, whole fruits, and why one may be better for you than the other.

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Meet the Blood-Glucose Friendly Rambutan: What It Is and How to Eat It
Meet the Blood-Glucose Friendly Rambutan: What It Is and How to Eat It

Do you know what a rambutan is? Learn more about this blood-glucose-friendly tropical fruit and why you should add it to your diet.

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Organ Meats: Should You Be Adding Them to Your Diet?
Organ Meats: Should You Be Adding Them to Your Diet?

Learn about the health benefits and risk factors of adding organ meats to your meals, and try our favorite recipes using these nutritional treasure troves. 

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Five Cancer Research Developments of the Last Five Years
Five Cancer Research Developments of the Last Five Years

Read on to learn more about five of the most promising developments in cancer research.

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A Quick Look at Meditation and Blood Glucose 
A Quick Look at Meditation and Blood Glucose 

Learn more about meditation, how it positively impacts blood sugar, and how you can start incorporating it into your routine.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Tasty, Nutritious Salads You'll Love
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Tasty, Nutritious Salads You'll Love

Salads don't have to be boring! Our Nutrition Team recommends nine delicious, nutritious salads to help you find your favorite.

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Do You Need More Vitamin D?
Do You Need More Vitamin D?

Most people get the vitamin D they need from exposure to sunlight, but if you don't spend enough time outdoors, you may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient. Read our article to learn more.

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Your Mother's Day Gift Guide
Your Mother's Day Gift Guide

Can't decide on the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Pick from a list of ideas to find a healthy, but still exciting gift this year.

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Can Soy Really Prevent Diabetes?
Can Soy Really Prevent Diabetes?

Some research suggests that eating soy may reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Read on to learn whether that's true and find out more about the other health benefits of soy.

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Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Celiac Disease
Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Celiac Disease

Did you know that 23.5 million Americans live with autoimmune conditions? Learn more about the symptoms and causes of celiac disease and what you can do about it.

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Positive Thinking May Affect More Than Your Mental Health 
Positive Thinking May Affect More Than Your Mental Health 

It's no secret that positive thinking can improve your mood and help you cope with difficult situations. Review our article to see how a positive outlook may also benefit your physical health.

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The Best Diet for Menstruation
The Best Diet for Menstruation

When it comes to your menstrual cycle, what you eat can significantly impact how you feel. Read on to learn more about the best foods to add to your diet to help during that time of the month.

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9 Unusual Health Conditions You May Not Know About
9 Unusual Health Conditions You May Not Know About

Though most of us may never encounter these, these health conditions are still fascinating to learn more about. Read our article to find out more about nine of the most fascinating, unusual health conditions.

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The Positive Impact Weight Lifting Has on Blood Sugar 
The Positive Impact Weight Lifting Has on Blood Sugar 

Here is everything you need to know about the relationship between weight lifting and blood sugar.

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Two to 80 Employees in Just Two Years
Two to 80 Employees in Just Two Years

In this 20-minute conversation, Dan shares how he’s putting a Rockstar in every seat. And mistakes to avoid along the way.

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Understanding how Glucose Effects our Metabolic Health with Kara Collier
Understanding how Glucose Effects our Metabolic Health with Kara Collier

Kara, registered dietitian, and co-founder of NutriSense, discusses how blood glucose levels are a core marker of metabolic health. She dives into the health consequences of fluctuating blood glucose levels, and what levels to look fasted compared to post-meal.

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Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier
Using Real-Time Data to Improve Metabolic Health with Kara Collier

Today on the podcast, Kara Collier, RDN, LDN, CNSC, discusses revolutionizing preventative healthcare. It’s her mission to empower people with the knowledge to effectively monitor, optimize, and sustain their own metabolic health.

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11 Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips for Men
11 Simple and Effective Weight Loss Tips for Men

Losing weight is typically easier for men than women, biologically speaking, but it's still challenging! Here are 11 simple yet effective tips for losing weight for men.

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What are the Best Times to Eat for Losing Weight?
What are the Best Times to Eat for Losing Weight?

Review our helpful article where we discuss the best times to eat if you are trying to lose weight.

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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Books on Metabolic Health
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Best Books on Metabolic Health

Whether you're looking for weight loss tips or to learn more about metabolism, a little reading material can go a long way. To help you get started, here’s some books on metabolic health, recommended by our Nutrition Team.

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Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT): Can It Replace Your Workout?
Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT): Can It Replace Your Workout?

NEAT can’t replace the benefits of intense cardio or strength-training workouts but like any physical activity, it has many overall health and fitness benefits. Read on to find out everything you need to know about NEAT.

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NutriSense CGM Program Review
NutriSense CGM Program Review

On this week's episode, Shannon describes the comfort, cost, usability, and education she experienced using the continuous glucose monitor program from NutriSense.

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Track Your Health in Real-Time with Dan Zavorotny
Track Your Health in Real-Time with Dan Zavorotny

On this episode of the Making Bank podcast, Dan Zavorotny discusses how he started the company “NutriSense” and how it reached a 150 million dollar valuation in 26 months.

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Can a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Help You Lose Weight?
Can a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Help You Lose Weight?

Carlee Hayes talks to This Podcast Burns Fat! about the important role blood sugar plays in weight management.