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Eat Dessert With Your Favorite President

February 21, 2022
Written by
Team NutriSense
Brooke McKelvey

Wouldn't history be a little more fun if it included some tasty treats to eat, as you learned? Well, you now have that chance! This Presidents Day, we're taking you through a list of desserts you can enjoy while learning more about your favorite president.

But first, if you didn't already know, Presidents Day is a federal holiday celebrated annually in the United States on the third Monday of February. It honors the country's history of presidents and presidential service. The day was originally known as Washington's Birthday but later renamed Presidents Day to include all U.S. presidents. There have been 46 presidents to date, and as you can imagine, they all had pretty diverse tastes when it came to sweet treats

If you want to connect with our presidents' past and devour some delicious treats at the same time, then this history lesson is for you!

10 Desserts Loved by Presidents

Here's a list of 10 tasty desserts that past presidents would definitely approve of. Find your favorite, and then see what our dietitian Carlee Hayes says about its effects on your health and blood glucose!

1) Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is one of the most famous and influential figures in American history. He was a founding father, author of the Declaration of Independence, and third president of the United States. Jefferson was also an architect, educator, musician, and scientist. 

And the most exciting thing we've learned about him recently is that his favorite dessert was something called "Monticello Muffins."

This recipe was adapted from the original by Susan McCrary and Katherine G Revell from the Monticello staff. Check out the simple ingredients below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 packets of yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • A cast-iron skillet

Pro Tip:

This simple recipe is low in fat and protein, which means it’s almost purely carbohydrates. These foods are often more rapidly digested and can contribute to larger blood sugar responses. Although most restaurants offer breads and rolls before the main meal (think Olive Garden breadsticks or Texas Roadhouse rolls), this isn’t an ideal way to eat. I’d recommend eating Jefferson’s favorite muffins after a protein-rich meal, which can help keep blood sugars (and energy levels) stable!

2) William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison, born in Virginia in 1773, was the ninth president of the United States. Harrison served in the War of 1812 and later became a congressman and ambassador to Colombia. 

In 1840, he became President but served for just one month before dying from pneumonia. His favorite dessert is popular to this day—the humble pound cake. 

Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons milk (skim, low fat, or whole)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups cake flour, spooned into a measuring cup and leveled with a straight edge
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 13 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (no need to cut it into pieces)

Pro Tip:

Poundcake is a dense dessert, containing about 30 grams of carbohydrates per small slice. While this can definitely be a part of a healthy diet, there’s always something we can do to improve your body’s response! Research shows that having a small salad before a meal can improve your body’s response to carbohydrates (like those found in poundcake!). The fiber in the salad can help fill you up while promoting better digestion—all essential components of a good blood sugar response. 

3) Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, is one of the lesser-known presidents. He was born in 1798 in New York and died in 1874. He was a part of the Whig Party and became President after Zachary Taylor died in office. 

Millard Fillmore is perhaps best remembered for signing the Compromise of 1850. He also helped to establish the University at Buffalo. 

His favorite dessert? The Southern favorite, an old-fashioned corn pudding! Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs 
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (14 ounces) can corn kernels, drained
  • 2 (14.75 ounce) cans cream-style corn

Pro Tip:

This dessert has a shockingly high proportion of eggs, which means it’s higher in protein and vital nutrients like choline! One small swap to add a boost of nutrition to this dish would be to opt for pasture-raised eggs. Unlike other eggs, pasture-raised eggs have higher vitamin A and E concentrations, plus more omega-3 fatty acids. They are a little pricier, though, so if that’s in your budget, no worries! All eggs are healthy eggs.

4) Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States and is widely considered a great leader in American history. His notable achievements include leading the country through the Civil War and establishing the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln was also a master orator, renowned for his eloquent speeches.

His favorite dessert is a light and airy lemon custard pie, which became a staple at the White House. Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

For the filling: 

  • 1-9" pie crust
  • 5 eggs, divided
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (15 grams) cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup (70 grams) lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (260 grams) milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

For the whipped cream on top:

  • ¾ cup (180 grams) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract (optional)

Pro Tip:

This is a delicious, decadent dessert, which means portion size is everything! I’d recommend cutting this into small pieces and enjoying your piece mindfully, without distractions. Studies show that how you eat your food matters just as much as what you eat. By paying close attention to how you feel while eating, you will better recognize your hunger and fullness cues, reducing the risk of overeating. Eat without guilt, but enjoy every bite!

5) Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was a celebrated general during the American Civil War. After graduating from West Point, he fought in the Mexican-American War and was later appointed general by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and later promoted to general-in-chief.

As the 18th president of the United States, Grant led Reconstruction efforts and successfully promoted equal rights for all Americans. Grant's favorite dessert was the famous Boston cream pie. Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup cane sugar 
  • ½ cup whole milk 
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 6 egg yolks room temp
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk 
  • 1 tbsp butter 

Pro Tip:

This dessert is decadent! One way to improve your body’s response to this dish would be to eat it earlier in the day if possible. Your ability to digest and process food is closely linked to your circadian rhythm. So, enjoying a slice late in the night may produce a higher blood sugar response and impair sleep quality. Aim to enjoy this after lunch or an earlier dinnertime meal to optimize your response and promote good sleep. 

6) William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and the tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He is the only person to have served in both positions. 

He is one of only two presidents who did not belong to a political party when they took office (the other was John Quincy Adams). Taft's favorite dessert was Thanksgiving favorite, the pumpkin pie. Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • A homemade pie crust (the full recipe makes two crusts: one for the bottom and one for some decoration on the top!)
  • 15oz can (about 2 cups) pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for an egg wash

Pro Tip:

Pumpkin pie is one of the most nutrient-dense desserts you can choose! With fiber-rich pumpkin and anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and cinnamon, there’s a lot to love here. One way to boost the nutrition of this classic dish is to swap out the fats in the crust recipe. This recipe calls for vegetable shortening, high in refined oils stripped of their nutrients. I’d recommend opting for good-quality butter instead! 

7) Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt is remembered for lifting the nation out of the Great Depression. He was a master of public speaking, using his skills to rally the American people around his vision for the future. 

Roosevelt's favorite dessert was the fruity blueberry pudding cake. Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Whipped cream, optional

Pro Tip:

This is a dessert I can get behind! Fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream? Sign me up! While we may not be able to improve the nutrition in this dish without sacrificing taste, we can undoubtedly incorporate healthy habits to go with it. I’d recommend adding in an after-meal walk here. It can help your body improve its blood sugar response to this dessert and may prevent the “after-dinner energy slump” we’ve all experienced!

8) Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States. During his presidency, he oversaw significant changes in American foreign policy, presided over a prosperous economy, and made important decisions regarding civil rights. 

He also played a critical role in ending the Korean War. If you can't pick between vanilla and chocolate, you'll love Eisenhower's favorite dessert— marble cookies! 

Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups good-quality flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 48 pecan halves

Pro Tip:

These cookies are beautiful and should be enjoyed to the fullest! One tweak many people find helpful with cookies is to swap the all-purpose flour for a higher protein flour (like almond flour) at a 1:1 ratio. While this may promote a denser cookie, it can be a healthy substitution in many baked products!

9) John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is perhaps one of the most well-known American presidents in history. He was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. A Harvard graduate, Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

As President, Kennedy championed civil rights and enacted social programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Kennedy's favorite sweet treat was a creamy, fruity dessert called a Cream Cheese and Strawberry Delight. 

Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 16-oz. package frozen strawberries, sliced, thawed, and drained
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped

Pro Tip:

This dessert is high in fat and sugar, which can be a tricky combination! Fat is our slowest digesting macronutrient. Combining fat with sugar can cause prolonged, delayed blood sugar responses (which we don’t want!). One thing to try here is to experiment with the amount of sugar in the recipe. Often, the end product will taste just as good with half the sugar! I’d recommend using fresh, juicy strawberries and cutting back on the sugar. Chances are, you won’t even know the difference!

10) Barack Obama

You likely don't need a reminder about Barack Obama. Still, just in case: he was born in 1961 in Hawaii and moved to Indonesia when he was just two years old, where his father worked as a financial analyst. 

After four years in Indonesia, the family returned to Hawaii, where Obama attended college at Columbia University. He then went on to work as a community organizer in Chicago before becoming a senator from Illinois. In 2008, he was elected 44th president of the United States of America, becoming the first African American to hold this office. Obama's favorite dessert is a dreamy coastal treat—a crustless coconut pie.

Check out the simple ingredients for this recipe below and our pro tip to make it healthier:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour 
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk 
  • 1/4 cup melted butter 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Pro Tip:

Did you know that just two tablespoons of sweetened flaked coconut contains one teaspoon of added sugar? An easy tweak to this recipe is to opt for unsweetened coconut and let the natural sweetness of the coconut shine through! Not ready to take the full plunge? Mix it up with half sweetened coconut flakes and half unsweetened coconut flakes. These small changes can make a big difference! 

NutriSense Can Help You Optimize Health

As you indulge in these sweet treats, are you wondering what they're doing to your body? It can be helpful to understand what different foods, including sugar-laden treats, can do to your glucose levels so you can optimize your health. CGMs are a great way to understand the food you eat and track your health data. 
With a subscription to NutriSense, you get access to a CGM sensor and an innovative app that tracks your blood glucose levels in real-time. There's also a team of registered dietitians to help you read and understand the data and guide you on your journey to meet your goals!

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How Often You Should Eat If You Have Diabetes

People with diabetes need to be extra careful about meal frequency and the food that they're consuming. Read on to see what the most ideal meal spacing is.

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15 Best Weight Loss Tips for Women from a Dietitian
15 Best Weight Loss Tips for Women from a Dietitian

Struggling to lose weight? Here are 15 simple yet effective tips to lose weight brought to you by a dietitian.

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Modifying Your Diet May Help You Manage Spring Allergies
Modifying Your Diet May Help You Manage Spring Allergies

Before you resign yourself to a season of sniffles and sneezes, consider modifying your diet to manage your allergic responses during spring. Read on to learn more.

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Best Breakfast Foods To Control Blood Sugar (+Recipes)
Best Breakfast Foods To Control Blood Sugar (+Recipes)

Here are eight breakfast options we love that can help you control and regulate your blood sugar levels.

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Breakfast Meats: What's Best for Your Health and Blood Sugar?
Breakfast Meats: What's Best for Your Health and Blood Sugar?

If you like your breakfast meats, here’s some good news for you—some can be a great source of protein. Find out more about how some popular breakfast meats fare on the health scale.

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Why Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Effective for Athletes
Why Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Effective for Athletes

Review the reasons that continuous glucose monitoring continues to grow in popularity amongst the world’s top athletes.

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Kara Collier Talks Continuous Glucose Monitors, Average Blood Sugar Levels and More
Kara Collier Talks Continuous Glucose Monitors, Average Blood Sugar Levels and More

On episode #130 of the Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast, Kara Collier, co-founder of NutriSense, talks continuous glucose monitors, average blood sugar levels, interpreting glucose spikes, food combination experimentation, cold therapy, and much more.

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How a Continuous Glucose Monitor Could Help Menopause Weight Loss
How a Continuous Glucose Monitor Could Help Menopause Weight Loss

Catherine is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with NutriSense. On this episode, she discusses what a continuous glucose monitor is, why it's important for women's health and what the data can show midlife women.

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Breaking Down CGMs, How They Work, and Their Accuracy
Breaking Down CGMs, How They Work, and Their Accuracy

If you want to make the most of your CGM, it's helpful to know how to use it correctly. This involves learning more about what the device is, how to calibrate it if you ever need to, and what precision and accuracy mean in regards to it. Read on to learn more. 

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​​Springtime Sniffles: Causes and Prevention Tips for Your Seasonal Allergies
​​Springtime Sniffles: Causes and Prevention Tips for Your Seasonal Allergies

If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how important it is to find ways to make yourself feel more comfortable during this time of year. Read more about springtime allergies and what you can do to manage them.

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Preparing for a Healthy Ramadan
Preparing for a Healthy Ramadan

From April 2 to May 2, people worldwide observe Ramadan, a time of fasting and spiritual reflection. Learn more about the traditions, and how to healthily break a fast during this holy month with tips from one of our dietitians.

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Obesogens: What Are They and Do They Affect Blood Glucose and Weight Gain?
Obesogens: What Are They and Do They Affect Blood Glucose and Weight Gain?

Obesogens are in everything, from the products we use and the food we eat, to the air we breathe! Learn more about what these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are and how you can avoid exposure to them.

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11
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Pairing Your Food: Are there Good and Bad Combinations?
Pairing Your Food: Are there Good and Bad Combinations?

Are eggs and beans bad for you? Should you forgo the fruit juice with your cereal at breakfast? The NutriSense Nutrition Team tells you more about how healthy some common food pairings are for you.

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Eating for Endurance
Eating for Endurance

Learn everything you need to know about eating if you are an endurance athlete.

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12
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A Closer Look at Heart Rate Variability
A Closer Look at Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability is the variation in time between your heartbeats. Learn more about it, why tracking your trends matters and how it can give you insights into your fitness, stress, diet, and overall health.

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Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis
Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis

Living with an autoimmune condition can be challenging. Continuing our series on these conditions, learn more about detecting, treating, and managing Multiple Sclerosis.

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Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Like a Pro: Dietitian Tips and Tricks
Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Like a Pro: Dietitian Tips and Tricks

When you're looking to buy a specific food product, the nutrition facts label can help you make informed choices about the foods you eat. Our dietitians put some tips together on what to look for on nutrition labels to make the best choices for your health.

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FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition with Molly Kimball
FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition with Molly Kimball

Molly Downey, RDN, LDN, nutrition manager at NutriSense, delves into all things glucose and wellness, and how devices like these can inform us about our health, on this episode of FUELED with Molly Kimball.

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Are Sardines Good for Your Health?
Are Sardines Good for Your Health?

Sardines are small, but they pack a big nutritional punch! Learn more about the health benefits associated with eating them and check out some fun facts about this flavorful, nutrient-dense food.

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9 Essential Ways to Track Your Fitness (That Don’t Involve a Scale)
9 Essential Ways to Track Your Fitness (That Don’t Involve a Scale)

Most fitness tracking metrics involve stepping on the scale, but they don't always have to! Here are nine other ways to track your fitness.

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Foods You Should Avoid Eating If You Have Prediabetes
Foods You Should Avoid Eating If You Have Prediabetes

There are many food items that can worsen the effects of prediabetes. Here are some foods you should avoid or limit your intake of throughout your day.

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How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?
How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?

What's the perfect time to eat, and how many meals should you eat in a day? Explore how eating at different times and frequencies each day impacts your body and blood glucose.

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6
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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Glucose-Friendly Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Glucose-Friendly Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Looking for a way to add apple cider vinegar into your diet? Start with some of these delicious glucose-friendly ACV drinks, recommended by our Nutrition Team.

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Benefits of Walking After Eating: From Regulating Blood Sugar To Lowering Blood Pressure 
Benefits of Walking After Eating: From Regulating Blood Sugar To Lowering Blood Pressure 

Find out how taking a walk after your next meal can benefit various aspects of your health, including your blood glucose levels.

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I Think, I Can—Using Technology as a Window Into Your Physiology
I Think, I Can—Using Technology as a Window Into Your Physiology

Molly explains how using a continuous glucose monitor is what personalized health care means. If you want to fine-tune your health, tune in to this special episode of I Think, I Can.

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My Day | My Life: Nutritionist Carlee Hayes' Canine Cuddles
My Day | My Life: Nutritionist Carlee Hayes' Canine Cuddles

My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. In this episode, meet Carlee Hayes, dietitian and Nutrition Manager at NutriSense.

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Common Workout Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Common Workout Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Worried about getting injured during your next workout? Learn about the most common workout injuries, how they can affect blood glucose levels, and some tips to help you prevent them.

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6
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Eat with NutriSense This St. Patrick's Day
Eat with NutriSense This St. Patrick's Day

Would eating the same meal, at the same time, have the same blood glucose response for three different people? See what our team found out after sampling a delicious corned beef and cabbage dish in preparation for St. Patrick's Day!

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Build Healthy Habits During Lent
Build Healthy Habits During Lent

Do you know what you're giving up for Lent this year? For those who observe it, this can be a good time to give up bad habits, and add healthy ones into your routine! Read on to find out more about how to build healthy habits this season.

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Do You Know How Healthy Your Breakfast Cereal Is?
Do You Know How Healthy Your Breakfast Cereal Is?

Cereal is one of the most popular breakfast foods out there—but how healthy is it, really? Review the nutritional content of some popular breakfast cereals, and learn how to choose a healthy option for your individual needs.

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Obesity: What You Should Know and Some New Research on the Condition
Obesity: What You Should Know and Some New Research on the Condition

Did you know that more than two in five adults have obesity? Find out more about the pressing public health issue, review some new research that is shedding light on the condition, and learn how to diagnose and treat it.

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Tips for a Healthy, Happy Purim
Tips for a Healthy, Happy Purim

Purim, a joyous occasion celebrated around March or April every year, is just around the corner! Read on to learn more about the holiday and the delicious foods that accompany it.

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Vinegar and Blood Sugar: Does It Lower It?
Vinegar and Blood Sugar: Does It Lower It?

Read on to find out what impact, if any, vinegar really has on our body’s ability to balance blood sugar.

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Meal Frequency and Insulin Sensitivity: How Many Times Should You be Eating in a Day?
Meal Frequency and Insulin Sensitivity: How Many Times Should You be Eating in a Day?

If you have insulin sensitivity, is eating two large meals a day or three to five smaller meals better? Find out more about the relationship between meal frequency and insulin sensitivity, and how many times you should be eating in a day.

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Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Endometriosis
Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common yet often ignored condition. Learn more about the symptoms to watch out for, how you can seek treatment, and read first-hand accounts from two women who have dealt with endometriosis.

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The Benefits and Risks of Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices
The Benefits and Risks of Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic healing system that dates back over 5,000 years. In the second installment of our series on the practice, review the benefits and risks associated with popular Ayurvedic herbs and spices.

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Can Eating Pizza Raise Your Blood Glucose Levels?
Can Eating Pizza Raise Your Blood Glucose Levels?

Pizza can be challenging to enjoy eating without worrying about how it affects your health. But while it may be indulgent, it is possible to prepare or order it in a way that won’t wreak havoc on your health or blood sugar levels. Read on to find out more!

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Insulin Levels?
Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Insulin Levels?

Review our post on the impacts artificial sweeteners have on blood glucose, insulin, and other areas of your personal health.

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What Research Says About Sleep and Blood Sugar Levels
What Research Says About Sleep and Blood Sugar Levels

Recent research has shown that sleep and blood glucose are intricately connected. Read on to learn more about what this means for your blood sugar levels and overall health.

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Understanding the Relationship Between Menopause and Metabolic Health
Understanding the Relationship Between Menopause and Metabolic Health

Did you know that menopause can affect your metabolic health, and vice versa? Read on to understand the relationship between metabolic health and menopause, and how to manage metabolic health during your menopausal journey. 

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How a Continuous Blood Sugar Monitor Can Help You Find Your Perfect Diet
How a Continuous Blood Sugar Monitor Can Help You Find Your Perfect Diet

In this episode learn the truth about how we react to certain foods in regards to our blood sugar response and how you can tailor your diet according to your CGM results.

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66
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All About Blood Sugar With Molly Downey, RDN
All About Blood Sugar With Molly Downey, RDN

This week, dive into how to eat your carbs and manage your blood sugar, too with Molly Downey, RDN, LDN.

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A NutriSense Dietitian's Favorite Kitchen Staples
A NutriSense Dietitian's Favorite Kitchen Staples

Food can be fun, pleasurable, and nutritious all at the same time. Read on to learn more about the two nutrient-dense kitchen staples one of our dietitians swears by to help optimize her health!

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10 Tastiest Nutrient-Dense Foods From Around the World
10 Tastiest Nutrient-Dense Foods From Around the World

Instead of the type or amount of food you eat, you should focus on the amount of nutrients you're adding to every meal. Here are some of our favorite nutrient-dense foods from around the world to help you get started.

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Do Pineapples Raise Blood Sugar Levels?
Do Pineapples Raise Blood Sugar Levels?

Learn everything you need to know about pineapples, your health, and your blood glucose levels, and see how our dietitians like to eat the sweet, tropical fruit. 

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Setting Up The Right Diet Plan For Prediabetes [+Sample Diet Plan Included]
Setting Up The Right Diet Plan For Prediabetes [+Sample Diet Plan Included]

Learn more about the relationship between prediabetes and your diet, and see how to build a diet plan that works for you with some great tips, tricks and recipes from our nutrition team!

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What You Should Know About Acupuncture
What You Should Know About Acupuncture

Learn more about the research on, as well as the benefits and risks of acupuncture, a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting needles into your body for pain and stress relief.

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Triglycerides and Blood Glucose [+Tips to Lower Triglyceride Levels]
Triglycerides and Blood Glucose [+Tips to Lower Triglyceride Levels]

Learn everything you need to know about the relationship between triglycerides levels and blood glucose.