With the holidays at hand and so many delicious choices to make, here are some simple options to keep you healthier.
Choose as many colors as possible for your plate. Take a few deep breaths before digging into your meal. If there are any blood sugar concerns or hypoglycemic issues, start with several bites of a protein before moving to vegetables or other carbohydrates. Eat sweet items at the end of your meal. Put your fork down after every bite and chew, chew, CHEW. Slow down, take your time and relax during these enjoyable gatherings.
The variety of color provides a variety of minerals and vitamins. Proteins break down to sugar slower than other foods and eating them earliest in the meal slows down the release of glucose into the blood for the entire meal. Breathing, slowing down and chewing will all stimulate the nervous system to focus on digesting your foods most effectively. Have a happy and healthy holiday.