Carbs and Your Diabetes
If you are one of the many folks who are managing diabetes, you know that the worst food choices are the ones that are going to spike your blood sugar. Foods for diabetics that are high in carbohydrates don’t necessarily have to be avoided. However, you do have to make sure they are the “right” carbs. Complex carbohydrates are going to offer your body the essential vitamins and minerals it needs, along with the necessary fiber to keep it going.
White flour is one of the worst choices. There are many breads and muffins available today that are made with whole grain flours, that it is much easier to make better choices. White rice is also among the worst foods. Choose brown rice instead. If you are a cereal-eater in the morning, stay away from ones made with little whole grain. Typically, these are also the worst offenders with lots of sugar. Peruse the cereal aisle and you are bound to see more wholesome cereals boasting about the amount of whole grain their product contains. And there aren’t too many people around who don’t understand how bad French fries are for you. If you are living with diabetes, there are a couple options if you are ordering out. Order the baked potato or ask if they can make steak fries that are baked and not fried.
Whole grain goodness is easier than ever to find thanks to a greater understanding of our nutritional health. Take a moment to choose wisely when at the grocery store, and you will easily be able to substitute the worst choices in grains for the best!