Diabetes Food Chart

Eating the right foods is an essential part of proper diabetes management. In order to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle it is important to be familiar with the diabetes food chart and how the foods relate to blood sugar.

Whether it is referring to snacks or full meals, the purpose of the food chart is to inform diabetics of the right foods to consume and the ones to stay away from. Following this regimented pattern of foods not only helps to regulate blood sugar, but it instills a healthier body of foods that will help to maintain a proper weight and give the various systems of the body more of what they need to perform at their peak.

Following the chart correctly means allowing one food from each group in order to constitute a meal. At the same time, a little over half of the meal needs to be derived from vegetables. The best choices for these vegetables are green, leafy ones due to the vitamins and nutrients that they carry.

Protein should remain limited and, as with any other food plan, should be low in fat. Any fat that is to be added to the meal should be done so after the cooking has been completed. Topping off the recommendations is the proper balance of fiber, which should be consumed from whole grains.

As with any other plan, carbs and starches should remain at a minimum in order to stave off blood sugar irregularities. Over time, these can cause significant, and irreparable damage.

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