Read my recent post for North Georgia Leisure…
In the same way an unhealthy diet causes type 2 diabetes, a healthy eating plan and regular exercise can reverse it.
Once again we can learn from our friends living in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea—whether Greek, Italian, French or Spanish, a common diet that emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and flavorful herbs and spices; eating fish and seafood at least a couple of times a week; enjoying poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation; and saving sweets and red meat for special occasions is a tried and true, pleasurable approach to health and longevity.
Begin by shaping your own Mediterranean menu. Perhaps even raise a glass of red wine, and enjoy your pasta al dente. The Italians have that one figured out too- enjoying pasta firm to the bite ensures a lower glycemic index…you see, that the longer you boil pasta, the higher the glycemic index.
Dining in a relaxing atmosphere, eating whole, real foods slowly and mindfully in balance and moderation is an ideal eating plan whether you’re from South Georgia or the south of France!
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