For A Good Carb Lifestyle

Helping You Sustain a Healthy and Delicious Lifestyle

The Holista Lifestyle

Our philosophy here at Holista Foods is based on a holistic approach to improving health, with improving food at the core. We believe our dietary choices must provide important nourishment and importantly enjoyment. That is why we strive to make better for you foods that taste delicious too. “Holista Carb Living” combined with balanced meals and nutrient dense food choices are key aspects of a Holista Lifestyle. We also believe physical activity, social wellness and mind body practices play a role in a healthy, delicious lifestyle.

Holista Good Carb Living

Carbohydrates are part of a balanced diet, but not all carbohydrates are equal when it comes to promoting health. That is why we designed Holista Spaghetti to fit our philosophy, and help you improve your health without sacrificing taste. Holista Spaghetti is made with non-GMO ingredients, and has added plant superfoods that contribute to the low GI. It is certified low glycemic index meaning it has a smaller impact on blood sugar than other carbs and spaghetti.

 

Learn more about GI and Diabetes management here at diabetes.org. Healthy carbohydrate choices should provide fiber, protein, and nutrients without adding excess sodium, saturated fat or sugar. Holista Spaghetti provides 16% of our daily value of fiber (a key nutrient many people are not eating enough of). It also has 0 grams saturated fat, trans fat, and sugars, and minimal sodium making it a healthy carb choice.

Build Your Healthy Dietary Pattern One Meal at a Time

Healthy dietary patterns include a variety of nutrient-dense foods, from 5 different food groups. You should include vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, peas, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy or dairy alternatives in your dietary pattern. The USDA’s My Plate is a great tool for building your Healthy Dietary Pattern one meal at a time.

 

Holista spaghetti is a healthy choice to include as your serving of grains. Be sure to include a variety of vegetables, a lean protein, and low-fat dairy or dairy alternatives for a well-balanced meal. 

Check out our healthy balanced meals on our recipe page.

Pair a Variety of Foods with Your Spaghetti

Spaghetti is very versatile and it pairs with so many nutrient dense foods. This makes it easy to include Holista spaghetti in your favorite healthy dishes. Keep it fresh and vary your vegetables, fruits and protein sources and use herbs for enhancing flavor in place of salt. If you haven’t heard of phytonutrients, they are nutrients we get from plant foods that have a host of beneficial properties. They give color, odor and flavor to plants, and each different color is a different type of phytonutrient. While Holista spaghetti has phytonutrient rich superfood ingredients added, you want to get all the different types, so make your plates as colorful as possible. Herbs are loaded with beneficial properties as well, think of how loaded with flavor and scent they are! Protein sources also offer different benefits. Adding fish twice a week is recommended to provide you healthy fats.

Helping You Enjoy and Understand a Healthy Dietary Pattern

Holista strives to provide you information and resources to help you maintain a healthy dietary pattern. Our registered dietitian develops balanced, nutrient dense recipes using our Holista Spaghetti. All recipes follow dietary recommendations that promote health. Our healthy blog provides information on nutrition and Holista Lifestyle while providing a Holista Carb Living recipe! We hope you love the recipes and share them with friends and family. We also modify recipes that are contributed by our fans to reduce the sodium, saturated fat and/or sugar to fit the USDA’s Healthy Eating Pattern Key Recommendations.

Share your favorite recipe with Holista Spaghetti and you might see it on our recipe page!

You Don't Have to Go No-Carb: Instead Think Slow Carb

NPR's The Salt, has a Great Story by Allison Aubrey to help explain that carbohydrate foods are not all created equal. You want to choose the "slow" carb, which does not lead to a spike in blood sugar and insulin.

She also explains why you don't want to go "No-Carb". So hit play below and listen to the informative 6 minute story.

Listen to The Story Below:

You Don't Have To Go No-Carb, Instead Think Slow Carb - Allison Aubrey
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Resources:

Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2015 – 2020.

https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

 

USDA Choose MyPlate.

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

 

American Diabetes Association, Glycemic Index and Diabetes.

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/understanding-carbohydrates/glycemic-index-and-diabetes.html

National Public Radio, The Salt. You Don't Have To Go No-Carb: Instead, Think Slow Carb. Allison Aubrey. Jan. 21, 2019.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/01/21/686603016/you-dont-have-to-go-no-carb-instead-think-slow-carb