Jacksonville Beach Chiropractor And Wellness Doctor: Prevent Diabetes with Better Eating Habits.
When watching our health, what we eat is just as important as how much we eat. Too many of the wrong tasty treats can be an invitation to diabetes. This is one risk factor for diabetes that is easily eliminated by developing good eating habits.
The body is a machine that needs fuel to run. We are supposed to eat to live, but often we are living to eat. Some of the foods we eat taste good, but are not necessarily good for us. Consuming these foods can result in medical complications and diseases, including diabetes.
The first thing that we can do to prevent diabetes from knocking at our door is to learn the right things to eat. If we simply say, “eat healthy” you won’t know what we mean by that. You deserve a better explanation, and here it is:
Using the food pyramid is a proven mistake. Research has consistently shown that grains, including modern day whole grains, are a driving force behind the diabetes epidemic in this country. Grains spike blood sugar levels leading to an increase in insulin resistance. (To learn more or if you already suffer from high blood sugar go to treatandbeatdiabetes.com.)
Sort out your carbohydrates. There are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. Simple carbs are those that don’t offer any nutritional value and we know are bad for our body. These simple carbs include sugary snacks, processed sweets, sweet drinks, and any foods made from refined white flour. The carbs that are good for you are the complex carbs, which are really the good tasting carbs, scout’s honor! Complex carbs include fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens.
Learn about the glycemic index. The glycemic index is a way of rating carbohydrates according to how much they spike your blood sugar compared with pure glucose. Any carb that is rated 50 or below is considered low GI (glycemic index). Be careful of making assumptions here. Not all good complex carbs are low GI. For instance, white potatoes are complex carbs but they have a high GI.
Choose good proteins. Protein is one of the major building blocks of all cells in your body. It is usually not hard to find enough sources of protein. The problem is finding enough excellent sources of protein. Eat lean meats, seafood, fish, nuts, and beans such as black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, and garbanzo beans for your protein boost.
Good oils do exist. Fats are important in the body. They are used in the makeup of cellular membranes and cushioning of the organs and tissues in the body. Healthy fats include unsaturated oils such as olive and organic coconut oil.
Good eating habits often involve emptying your pantry. Don’t set yourself up for failure by keeping around empty calories and bad fat. Make your good diet a priority in your life and ask everyone in your house to respect your decision.
Clean out all the unhealthy foods from your pantry and restock with only healthy choices.
You now have the basic information about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. Do your homework before you plan your meals and you’ll be well on your way to transforming your eating habits. You’ll also be well on your way to lowering your risk of diabetes.
As a natural health care provider and a chiropractor in Jacksonville Beach Fl., I see my job as educating, coaching, and nurturing my patients to better health and wellness. If you have further questions about what you can do about diabetes now. Click Here.
Yours In Health,