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American Diabetes Association Alert Day

DiabetesAlertDayAmerican Diabetes Association Alert Day®, celebrated on March 25, is a day for people to conduct fast, free, and private online screenings for the warning signs of type 2 diabetes. Some of the biggest risk factors for type 2, or adult onset diabetes, include:

• Overweight children who have other risk factors for diabetes

• Overweight (BMI greater than 25) adults over age 45

• Adults with risk factors such as high blood pressure and low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Even if you don’t fall into one of these risk categories, you should still take a free Risk Test. These tests not only help the user to determine their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, they also help the American Diabetes Association raise money for research and resources. For each person who completes a free online risk assessment between March 25 and April 25, 2014, Boar’s Head Brand® will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association, up to $50,000.

Alert Day is an effective way to help people understand and assess their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but what does it have to do with NuGo? Well, whether you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you need to be careful about your sugar intake. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give up great tasting snacks. NuGo Family, NuGO Slim, and Smarte Carb are all delicious, healthy, protein-rich snack bars that will satisfy your cravings without affecting your blood sugar. Visit our Diabetes Diet page for more information on how NuGo can fit into your healthy, active life.

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Introducing Non-Dairy NuGO Slim in Two Indulgent Gluten-Free Flavors

We are very excited to introduce Non-Dairy NuGO Slim, the revolutionary low sugar bar. Finally, people needing dairy-free, vegan, or Kosher Pareve can enjoy two flavors of our popular low sugar, gluten-free protein bars! We have had so many customer requests for a dairy-free, low sugar bar that we are happy that we can now bring you this new snack option. Non-Dairy NuGO Slim is available in Crunchy Peanut Butter and Espresso.

NuGO Slim is the only low sugar, high protein bar without artificial sweeteners or maltitol! The scrumptious all-natural bars are sweetened with REAL Dark Chocolate and chicory root, instead of the sugar alcohol maltitol, which can cause gastric distress and a bad aftertaste. We are the only company to make REAL Dark chocolate coated protein bars for many lifestyles.

Look at the many great features of Non-Dairy NuGO Slim.

REAL Dark Chocolate

• No Maltitol or Artificial Sweeteners

• Low Sugar (3g)

• High Protein (16-17g)

• High Fiber (7g)

• 180 Calories

• Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)

• Certified Kosher Pareve by the Orthodox Union

• Vegan and Non-Dairy

• Low Glycemic

• Diabetic-Friendly

• All-Natural

• No High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Oils, or Trans Fats

You can now order Non-Dairy NuGO Slim on our website. Look for a sample pack coming soon. Are you excited to try Non-Dairy NuGO Slim? Leave a comment and let us know what you think about our new bars.


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Diabetes Resources from Jill Weisenberger

Diabetes Weight Loss – Week by Week, a new book by Jill Weisenberger, will take the anxiety and confusion out of weight loss. You will develop a personalized weight loss plan that works for you and your diabetes.

• Prepare to be successful by learning the keys to goal setting and maintaining motivation.

• Choose from dozens of positive habits to build on.

• Work at a reasonable pace with chapters that are set up week by week and month by month.

• Be inspired by the success stories of real people who have lost weight.

• Chart your progress.

• Eat healthy using a week of wholesome sample menus and 21 delicious recipes.

• Diabetes or not, this book is for you. Those with diabetes will learn about managing blood glucose while losing weight and other diabetes-specific concerns. Those without diabetes still learn the weight loss principles and will develop the skills to lose weight and keep it off.

Jill posts nutrition and diabetes tips on her website. In this video, she explains why it is important to eat white fruits and vegetables and remember that they are part of the whole rainbow of fruits and vegetables.


Visit Jill’s website for more great diabetes resources.

About the Author:

Jill Weisenberger is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator in SE Virginia. She is the author of Diabetes Weight Loss – Week by Week. Follow Jill on Twitter @nutritionjill.


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What the Heck Are You Eating with Joy Bauer

What the Heck Are You Eating is a new YouTube nutrition show created by Everyday Health and Joy Bauer. In each brief episode, Joy answers pressing food questions in a fun and engaging style that reminds us of Alton Brown. Here are our two favorite episodes.

Do artificial sweeteners actually promote weight gain?

What is actually the healthiest choice: frozen yogurt, ice cream, or non-dairy?

For more information: 

Follow our new Pinterest Board – What’s in Your Food?

Watch Joy Bauer recommend NuGO Slim on the Today Show 

Read about Dark Chocolate Deception

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Why do NuGo protein bars taste so delicious?

NuGo is the only company to make REAL Dark Chocolate coated protein bars for many lifestyles. REAL Dark Chocolate is what you will find coating NuGo Dark, NuGO Organic, NuGO FREE, and NuGO Slim protein bars. Unlike other protein bar manufacturers, NuGo never uses waxy vegetable fats (palm oil) in place of REAL, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

REAL Dark Chocolate, an antioxidant-rich superfood, has many health benefits and tastes delicious because it is made only from cocoa beans (cocoa butter and non-fat cocoa solids). REAL Dark Chocolate homogenously melts at 89 – 93 degrees, below body temperature, exploding the dark chocolate flavor as it melts in your mouth. Fake chocolate coated snacks substitute vegetable fat, usually palm oil, for cocoa butter, which raises the melting temperature above body temperature, thus the chocolate doesn’t melt in your mouth creating a waxy texture and an overly sweet taste.

The FDA has not set a standard of identity for dark chocolate, allowing the consumer to be misled that they are eating dark chocolate while consuming fake chocolate flavored palm oil (saturated fat). Without a standard of identity, companies can call a product dark chocolate on the front of a package without using REAL Dark Chocolate ingredients!

Read the Truth About REAL Dark Chocolate to learn about the health benefits of eating REAL Dark Chocolate, how fake dark chocolate affects cholesterol, and why other companies coat their bars in fake chocolate. View our special dietary needs chart to see which bars fit your lifestyle. Order boxes of NuGo bars and sample packs online, buy NuGo bars at stores in the US and Canada, or pick up Nutrition To Go (NuGo) at an airport.

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