Changing the
Way America Eats

With the Foogal App, harness the power of real food and nutrition to prevent and treat metabolic syndrome

According to the CDC, 30-32 million people in the US have type 2 diabetes.

According to the American Liver Foundation, 80-100 million people in the US have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

According to the American Heart Association, 122.2 million adults in the US have some form of cardiovascular disease.

Here in America, we have a problem with metabolic syndrome. According to the CDC, approximately 86 million adults in America have metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a set of conditions that includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, high levels of triglyceride, and low levels of HDL cholesterol.

Having metabolic syndrome can increase your risk of developing metabolic syndrome diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

People with metabolic syndrome diseases have higher healthcare costs than those without these conditions. For example, according to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the lifetime costs of treating and managing type 2 diabetes could exceed $130,000 per person.

The Solution

Eat Real Food

Several studies have shown that eating a diet that is high in dietary fiber, low in sugar, and offers an appropriate amount of healthy fats and protein can prevent and treat metabolic syndrome.

Food Is Medicine

At Foogal, we’ve taken Food is Medicine to a whole new level. We believe that Some Food is Medicine, but not all. The Foogal App eliminates the food-like substances – ultra-processed foods – which are high in sugar, and low in dietary fiber. Ultra-processed foods are not part of our recipes, so it takes the worry out of recipe selection.

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Introducing Foogal

The Health App that Helps You
Eat Real Food

Foogal is a simple, easy-to-use health app designed to help you prevent and treat metabolic syndrome by reducing your sugar intake, increasing your fiber consumption, and helping you make the switch from ultra-processed foods to wholesome, nutrient-rich whole foods. Foogal is based on the research-backed teachings of Dr. Robert Lustig, a renowned researcher, pediatric endocrinologist, and author. Dr. Lustig’s three science-based principles are: to protect the liver, feed the gut, and support the brain. Through collaboration with Dr. Lustig, we developed the Metabolic Health Protocol, which is a diet protocol that will help you unlock the power of real food and nutrition to optimize your metabolic health. The Foogal App is the result of this collaboration.


Dr. Lustig's Key Teachings


Sugar is a toxin

Dr. Lustig argues that sugar, particularly fructose, can be toxic to the body when consumed in excess. He suggests that consuming large amounts of sugar overloads the liver, leading to insulin resistance, inflammation, and a range of health problems.


Ultra-processed food is a major problem

Dr. Lustig believes that the rise of ultra-processed food in modern diets is a major contributor to the obesity and chronic disease epidemics. He argues that these foods are often high in sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, and that they have displaced healthier whole foods in many people’s diets.


The importance of fiber

Dr. Lustig emphasizes the importance of consuming fiber-rich foods, which can help regulate blood sugar, improve gut health, and promote feelings of fullness.


Food is medicine

Finally, Dr. Lustig believes that nutrition is a powerful tool for preventing and treating chronic diseases. He advocates for a diet rich in whole foods, low in sugar and processed foods, and high in fiber, healthy fats, and other nutrients.


Dr. Lustig's Key Teachings

The Research

Scientific Evidence that Shows that Eating a Diet
Low in Sugar and High in Fiber can Prevent and Treat Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. Lustig’s latest book, Metabolical, is another source of information with references to scientific studies.

Reynolds, et al. (2019), The Lancet

In a review of various studies on overweight and obese adults, researchers found that low-glycemic index diets, which consist of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts, can enhance insulin sensitivity and decrease the likelihood of metabolic syndrome. The study further highlighted that high-fiber, low-glycemic index diets were particularly effective in promoting these health benefits. 

Grooms et al. (2013), The American Journal of Medicine

The study by Grooms et al. (2013), published in The American Journal of Medicine analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2010 and found that higher dietary fiber intake was associated with a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, abdominal obesity, hypertension, and diabetes in US adults.

Benefits of the Foogal App

Thousands of Chef-Created Recipes

Choose from thousands of chef-curated, nutritious, and tasty recipes to optimize your metabolic health. New recipes are added weekly.

Metabolic Health Protocol

All the recipes undergo our robust Metabolic Health Protocol, based on Dr. Lustig’s science-backed teachings. You can be sure that the meals you are eating are optimized for your metabolic health.

Zero Added Sugar or Six Percent Added Sugar

The Foogal App allows you to filter for recipes with zero added sugar or recipes with 6% added sugar.

Comprehensive Nutritional Analysis

Every recipe undergoes comprehensive nutritional analysis. Know the nutrient profile of each dish with a simple tap of a button.

Effortlessly Plan Your Meals

Effortlessly plan your meals in advance using the calendar feature, which allows you to conveniently organize your meals according to mealtime, and on a daily or weekly basis.

Shopping List

Instantly generate a shopping list based on your planned meals with ease.

Easy-to-follow Cooking Directions

Get easy-to-follow cooking directions for every meal, and save all of your favorite recipes in one place so you can easily access them anytime you want to.

Foogal App for Corporate

Are you an employer looking to lower your healthcare costs, reduce employee absenteeism, and increase their productivity?

Through our Employee Metabolic Health Improvement (EMHI) Program, we can help you lower healthcare costs by as much as 28% per employee per year, reduce employee absenteeism by as much as 30%, and increase employee productivity by as much as 11%.

Higher Healthcare Costs

Employees with metabolic syndrome had healthcare costs that were 23% higher than those without metabolic syndrome.

Higher Rates of Absenteeism

Employees with metabolic syndrome had 4.4 more absentee days per year compared to those without metabolic syndrome.

Lower Rates of Productivity

Employees with metabolic syndrome had a 2.4% reduction in productivity compared to those without metabolic syndrome.

Partner with Us

Send us a message today at support@foogal.com to help you learn more about how we can help you lower your healthcare costs, reduce employee absenteeism, and increase employee productivity.

Download the Foogal App today!

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