Plant Based Nutrients

Holista™ Foods Low Glycemic Solutions

Driven by the powerful nutritional benefits of plant based ingredients!

We add four plant based ingredients in their whole and natural state to all our low glycemic products:  barley, lentil, fiber and okra.

These ingredients not only naturally lower the glycemic index of the food but there are also numerous nutritional and health benefits associated with adding barley, lentils, fiber and okra to your healthy diet.

Barley

  • An excellent  food choice for those concerned about type 2  diabetes or pre-diabetes because the  grain contains essential vitamins and minerals 

  • An excellent  source of dietary fiber, particularly beta glucan soluble fiber

  • Research shows that barley beta glucan soluble fiber promotes healthy blood sugar by slowing glucose absorption

Lentil

  • Rich in protein, high in fiber and packed with nutrients like B  vitamins, folate and  minerals

  • A low GI value makes lentils a very smart carb choice

Fiber

  • Helpful for people with diabetes and overall health because of the fiber and other natural chemicals that are thought to slow digestion and the body’s absorption of carbohydrates and sugar

  • Help to improve the way the body uses sugar and increase the  amount of insulin released

Okra

  • Contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium

  • Low in calories and has a high dietary fiber  content

  • Studies have shown okra helps manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2,  and gestational diabetes.