Eating With the Harvest to Help Diabetes
By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD
With school in session and pumpkins popping up everywhere, you know fall is here. With the change of seasons comes a new harvest ready for new recipes to inspire optimal health. Eating with the seasons when you are living with diabetes is even more beneficial than I bet you can imagine.
Eating seasonally will benefit you as well as the earth. Without extra effort, you are automatically consuming a new variety of produce four times a year providing a plethora of antioxidants and phytochemicals. Eating what the earth provides ensures the food is whole and nutrient dense. There are no packages or processing, which guarantees greater bang for your buck. Yup, you get more nutrition when you eat local foods. Even better is the fact that you are supporting local agriculture, small farms, and helping to encourage sustainable living.
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