November 2015 Wellness Tip

Here are a few thoughts for November, American Diabetes Month.  The following is from the ADA site:
Eat Well, America!
This year’s theme for American Diabetes Month® is “Eat Well, America!” As the American Diabetes
Association® celebrates its 75th anniversary, we want to share a timeless message—that eating well is
one of life’s greatest pleasures, and enjoying delicious, healthy food helps with diabetes management.
This November, the Association will show our nation how easy and joyful healthy eating can be.
Each week, the Association will share nutritious recipes selected by noted chefs and cookbook authors
for every meal of the day, including snacks and special occasion treats. Not only that, but we’ll teach
you how to choose, prepare, serve and eat healthy food that is both delicious and nutritious. From tip
sheets to shopping lists, we’ll help you make healthy eating a fun and easy part of your daily life.

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today—nearly 10 percent of
the population.

You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Stay at a healthy weight, eat well and be active. With these steps, you can stay healthier longer and lower your risk of diabetes.

Individuals with an “apple” body shape are at greater risk for diabetes than are those with “pear” body shapes. Although there is some controversy about this.

A Harvard study showed that eating one serving of cooked oatmeal tow to four times a week was linked to a 16% reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

This year we’ll celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day on
Nov.17, when we encourage everyone to “lunch right with
every bite” and make better food choices to counter
expanding waistlines, low energy and rising rates of type
2 diabetes and obesity-related illness

So, enjoy your food and try to eat healthy!

Lynne Oldham Nutritionist

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