November is National Diabetes Month, when communities and nutrition educators team up to bring attention to this disease. Here at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, we know there’s not just one way to prevent or manage diabetes. Having healthy eating habits, exercising, reducing stress and practicing mindfulness are all cornerstones for management and prevention. Remember that even the smallest of steps are steps forward and can make a big difference! We are here to support you.
Find Your Own Balanced Diet
There is a lot of misinformation and confusion around what a “healthy” diet should look like. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to address diabetes. Healthy eating patterns effectively manage diabetes. Focus on:
- fresh vegetables and whole fruit
- plant-based protein and lean meats
- whole grains
- less processed foods and sugars