Have you heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, research has proven that not only does what we eat matter, it can play a critical role in preventing and healing from a chronic illness like diabetes. Holistic nutrition can help us maintain a strong immune system, proper energy levels, a well functioning metabolism, and adequate hormonal levels. With the rise in consumption of processed foods and fast foods, the majority of Americans now find themselves malnourished. If the quality of food you eat is very low, it can lead to obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and many more chronic conditions. To begin to focus on proper holistic nutrition, we need to understand the role a variety of nutrients play in the body and how excess intake or not enough intake can affect our system.
Nutrition and diabetes
When you are diagnosed with T2DM, proper nutrition becomes a critical tool to help you successfully manage a chronic illness like T2DM. You may be trying to manage your blood sugar level through diet and exercise alone. Or you may be eating to improve some T2DM symptoms or complication. Halebee has put together few pages on topics that may help you make small changes to get you on the road to wellness.
- The glycemic index is a great tool to help you evaluate the carbohydrate level of foods.
- Our healthy recipe page is full of free recipes to help you incorporate healthy meals and snacks into your routine. Diabetic friendly does not mean you need to sacrifice good taste!
- Intermittent fasting is a technique that has been used to improve long-term blood sugar levels since the 1920s.
- Mindful eating encourages us to slow down and fully enjoy a meal with all of our senses. Slowing down encourage us to eat less and build our ability to listen to our body.
Holistic Nutrition Blog
Halebee’s nutrition blog covers a broad range of topics to help you lean into wellness and improve your health.