Re: The Diabetic Food Pyramid
Not all carbs are bad carbs.Some are considered free carbs because they do not raise blood sugar quickly. HIgh fiber vegetables are an example.High fiber slows down the absorbsion of glucose into the bloodstream.A small amount of protein and fat also helps to stablize blood sugar.Aside from the nutritional benefits ,this is why its so important to eat a balanced meal . In counting carbs ,you can subtract the grams of fiber from the grams of carbohydrates. We are all a little different in what we can consume to keep control of our diabetes. Some can have more carbs than others as certain foods affect us differently.For example I can eat potato without spiking too high but my friend cannot.Some things may not seem to have much of an affect until the next day .Let your body and your meter be your guide.