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Gatorade Glacier Freeze

Gatorade Glacier Freeze

Gatorade is good at keeping high energy athletes from crashing but really isn't made for everyday consumption with the 52g of sugar in every 32oz bottle. Even though we may not suggest the foods we test doesn't mean we don't want to race to see how many carbs and...

McDonalds 20ct Chicken McNuggets

McDonalds 20ct Chicken McNuggets

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets may look like nothing but protien but there are more carbs squeezed and layers into that nugget shape more than you might think. Carbs and Sugars are our strength and we might take the golden arches down more than you might think.

Kellogg’s Chocolate Pop Tarts

Kellogg’s Chocolate Pop Tarts

When you are determined to turn a fudge brownie into something that reselmbeles a “breakfast item” Kellogg’s Chocolate pop tarts is what you can achieve. There possibly isn’t a shelf item made better to test the blocking power of one single pill of StayLo than this. This isn’t your standard test, if you look to the “Y” line of the graph you will see that the scale is from baseline of 0 to 3x baseline. Most every other test we do is only 2x baseline so the glycemic impact is on a whole other scale here well above 200.

Starbucks Grande Franken Frappuccino

Starbucks Grande Franken Frappuccino

Starbucks has a massive number of different drinks to choose from, most coffee based, many others may have heard of the word coffee once upon a time. We decided to pick a test item off of the Starbucks secret menu from many years ago and test the Grande Franken Frappuccino (recipe below if you are interested). This is Green Tea mixed with white chocolate sauce, java chips, whipped cream and mocha. Basically, a dessert in cup form but so good. Now StayLo cannot block lactose or maltose but there should be enough basic sugar and carbs to show a good reduction.

Dairy Queen 3 Piece Chicken Lunch with Small Drumstick Blizzard

Dairy Queen 3 Piece Chicken Lunch with Small Drumstick Blizzard

Dairy Queen is one of many fast food locations that offers a lunchtime meal deal. No one ever thought fried chicken would be the best food but just how much can a small blizzard, 3 piece chicken fingers, and a smattering of fries (sometimes even less, you are making...

Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so it was said for generations. Many of the modern day breakfast foods are high in carbs & sugars (don’t get us started on breakfast cereal). So the question is can StayLo help with oatmeal, one of the oldest staples of the breakfast table? Spoiler, the answer is yes.

Wonderbread & Black Coffee

Wonderbread & Black Coffee

StayLo takes on and tests the white bready poster child of sugar & carbs; Wonder Bread Classic White. Who will come out the victor and who will be toast?

Ben & Jerry’s Punch Line Pint of Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Punch Line Pint of Ice Cream

Heavy cream pint size ice creams are delicious, rich in variety, and high in sugar. As always we wanted to see how StayLo would do against a pint of the most popular nationwide brand, Ben & Jerry’s. Lets dig in.

The glycemic index of pasta

The glycemic index of pasta

The glycemic index of pasta made from wheat (most pasta) depends on the way it is cooked and what it is cooked with. Pasta cooked "al dente" (somewhat firm) has the lowest glycemic index. The longer you cook it, the softer it is, and the higher the GI.

Does soda make me age faster?

Does soda make me age faster?

The market is full of products designed to slow down the aging process, but some things you buy, like soda, may actually cause the aging in your cells to speed up. Hopefully this doesn’t burst your bubble, but soda is one of the primary sources of excess sugar in the...

Chocolate and your gut flora

Chocolate and your gut flora

You probably don’t think that chocolate and the bacteria living in your gut would be healthy, but new research has been going a long way towards proving that notion false. Chocolate, especially darker varieties, can play an important role in keeping your body healthy....

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome

A cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome includes high blood sugar, high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels. The syndrome increases the risk of heart...

Can muscular strength prevent the metabolic syndrome?

Can muscular strength prevent the metabolic syndrome?

Muscular strength is an important part of your overall health. That’s overall health, mind you, not just running, jumping and having toned muscles. Maintaining the right amount of muscle in your body is important throughout your life for keeping all the inner workings...

Can coffee prevent diabetes?

Can coffee prevent diabetes?

We don’t always associate coffee with good health, but new evidence continues to point at various benefits we can have from a few cups each day. Scientists have released a study pointing at the relationship between coffee and type 2 diabetes. While the precise...

Being overweight, memory loss and a shrinking brain

Being overweight, memory loss and a shrinking brain

Being overweight will obviously affect your heart and energy levels, but it can also be detrimental to other areas you may not expect. Numerous studies have shown that your body is a network of interconnected systems. Similar to how an ecosystem functions, changes to...

Are there toxic chemicals in my vegetable oil?

Are there toxic chemicals in my vegetable oil?

Are there toxic chemicals in my vegetable oil? Cooking oil has been connected to plenty of health problems and it’s well known that too much fried food can cause obesity, heart disease and more. However, switching from one type of polyunsaturated vegetable oil to...

Are Granny Smith apples the healthiest apples?

Are Granny Smith apples the healthiest apples?

Are Granny Smith apples the healthiest apples? With tall tales of Johnny Appleseed, apple cider and the classic apple pie, Americans love their apples. Of course, apples are popular the world over. (Did you know apple pie was brought to the original 13 colonies by...

Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

The Glycemic Index (GI) measures how carbohydrates & sugars affect your blood glucose levels, helping you choose foods to maximize your nutrition and health. Carbs & Proteins (which get broken down into sugars by your body) are the energy that run your brain,...

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