You may have heard the saying “you are what you eat.” Well research has proven that not only does what we eat matter, can play a primarily role in preventing and healing from chronic diseases like diabetes. Holistic nutrition is critical to help us to maintain a strong immune systems, proper energy levels, peak metabolism, and adequate hormonal levels. With the rise in intake of processed and fast foods, the majority of Americans finds themselves malnourished. If the quality of food you eat is very low, that means you may be consuming excess calories, with very little to no nutrient value in your meals which can lead to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, 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.
Below are categories that will help you to further understand important aspects of holistic nutrition, and start on your journey to eating your way to better health. Water is of course one of the necessities of life! Balancing macro nutrients play a tremendous role in maintaining our health and wellbeing. Mindful eating is not only slows us down to spend more time enjoying our food, but also enhances our digestive system. Finally, where would be without holistic, nutritional recipes?!?