Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 100 million people in the United States! Managing diabetes or prediabetes is difficult on its own but these conditions also increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. November is National Diabetes Month, an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes. This month, make
How a Nutrition Program Can Benefit Your Health
Good nutrition is vital for long-term health. But many people don’t know how to eat right to give their body what it needs to thrive.
That’s why we offer comprehensive nutrition programs at HeartCare Associates of Connecticut. Our nutrition experts can help you with every aspect of your diet to ensure that you get the full benefit of your program.
All about nutrition programs
Our nutrition programs are customized to meet your needs. They focus on the important elements of good nutrition and help you with meal planning, grocery shopping, and even your exercise regimen to ensure you get what you need to stay healthy.
Within a nutrition program, our experts ensure that you get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need in your daily diet. We also teach you how to limit sugar and foods that are high in calories to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
You can expect resources and guidance from our team to make the long-term changes that support good nutrition. We can also work directly with our cardiology team to tailor your program to your underlying health concerns if you have heart disease or other chronic health conditions.
The benefits of a nutrition program
Any steps you take toward eating better and getting more exercise can have a significant impact on your long-term health. By participating in a nutrition program, you get the extra support you need to make better choices concerning your diet and your lifestyle.
Here are some of the most worthwhile benefits of a HeartCare Associates of Connecticut nutrition program:
Lower your blood sugar
If you have diabetes or are at risk for it, improving your diet can help naturally regulate your blood sugars. This helps you avoid complications like nerve damage and the long-term need for medications.
Lower your cholesterol
You can lower high cholesterol levels with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Through our nutrition program, you can learn to eat foods that lower your cholesterol and keep it under control moving forward.
Reduce your risk for chronic disease
There are many chronic diseases that are linked to obesity and a poor diet. By eating the right foods and maintaining your weight, you can significantly reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even some cancers.
Improve your sense of well-being
Eating good can leave you feeling good. If you struggle with depression or anxiety, it might be partly due to your diet. Eating more fresh foods and limiting processed, sugary, and high-fat foods can stabilize your mood and give you a stronger sense of well-being.
Boost your metabolism and immunity
There are many foods that support your metabolism and can strengthen your immunity. Our team can help you design a meal plan that supports healthy weight loss and boosts your immune system function. A healthy diet can also restore your energy levels so you can stay on track with daily exercise.
Our nutrition program focuses on your needs and your goals. While we work closely with you to ensure your meals are nutrition-focused, we also consider all aspects of your life and how they influence your diet.
Find out how a nutrition program can work for you by calling the HeartCare Associates of Connecticut office nearest you.
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