VEGETABLE POWER

The Most Underrated Tool to Manage Your Blood Sugar. 

Vegetables can be sexy and delicious. 

Vegetables can be sexy and delicious. 

Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.
— Bob Bitchin

"Eat your vegetables!"  This phrase is  touted by nutrition expects and our mothers to improve our health. This may be exactly why we may resist eating them. What we fail to realize is vegetables are a powerful tool  for optimal health. Recently, researchers conducted studies proving why vegetable intake is so imperative to managing type 2 diabetes. 

A new study published in the Journal of Medicine College of Nutrition found individuals with type II diabetes who ate a plant-based diet lost twice as much weight and reduced muscle fat than individuals who ate the standard diabetic diet that included meat. Both diets contained the same amount of calories and all participant had the same exercise regimen.  The only animal product the vegetarian group ate was 8 ounces of low-fat yogurt a day. 

If you still are convinced maybe you need a little  motivation. Researchers at Stanford University Department of Psychology found one simple tool to get people to eat their vegetables; make it sexy!  Researchers  offered food to college students using terms such as "slow roasted caramelized " and "citrus infused"  versus "low-fat" and "low-calorie" to describe the same vegetables. All things being equal, when the researchers used the more descriptive name on the menus, student ordered the vegetables with the sexy names 41% MORE often. 

Maybe part of the reason people avoid vegetables is because they think it is boring? 

Mixing vegetables in your smoothies, sneaking vegetables into your casseroles and trying new recipes are tactics you can use to get more vegetables in your diet. 

If you have any other tips or have any opinions regarding this subject please leave a comment in the section below. Your input can help others. As always you can schedule an appointment with me.

 

Best,

 

Allison