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You Are What You Digest

4 Tips For Better Blood Sugar, Energy and Overall Health

by Christine M. Kaczmar

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When it comes to diet, most people are familiar with the phrase “You are what you eat.” However, better stated is “You are what you digest.” Quite different.

Eating healthy is one thing. But properly digesting this food makes all the difference.

When it comes to diseases such as diabetes, it is important to take control and focus on foods that help to assist in the balance or homeostasis of the body. One of the significant aspects to understand is that diabetes is very much a digestive issue.

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Here are 4 digestive tips for you to nourish your body naturally:
1 - Eat more cinnamon. It is a fact that cinnamon assists the beta cells of the pancreas which produce insulin.
2 - Eat high quality proteins such as legumes, beans, nuts, pastured eggs and wild-caught fish. This is important because chemicals such as insulin, thyroxine, hemoglobin, etc., are derived from protein sources.
3 - Eat foods rich in quercetin. Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid) that is found in many plants and foods, such as apples, onions, red peppers, tomatoes, leafy greens, citrus fruits, blueberries, blackberries, etc.
4 - Take a digestive enzyme. Enzymes are foods, too. They are special proteins. Because we eat a lot of heat-treated foods, it is extra important to add back the plant-based enzymes that are lost when foods are grilled, steamed, microwaved, etc. Plus, the more digested your food, the better your blood sugar, energy, and overall health.

Christine M. Kaczmar, D.C., L.D.H.S., L.I.H.S., "The Digestion Doctor," practices in Shelby Township, MI. For more information, call 586-685-2222 or visit TheDigestionDoctor.com.

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