Diabetes and Carbohydrate by anamaulida

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        <p><strong>Diabetes and Carbohydrate</strong></p>
<p>According to the a study 2500 million have diabetes over the world.
When a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes one of the things that you
will want to know about is cooking for diabetic family members. While
most dietitians and physicians will encourage the diabetic to eat what
the normally eat just in moderation, counting carbohydrates may help them
control their blood sugar level so that they feel better. The balance
between the carbohydrates a person eats and insulin determines what your
blood sugar level will be after eating. Carbohydrate counting can also
assist you in planning your meals.</p>
<p><strong>Foods with rich carbohydrates</strong></p>
<p>• Cereals, Breads and Crackers</p>
<p>• Pasta, rice, and grains</p>
<p>• Starchy vegetables</p>
<p>• Milk, soy milk and yogurt</p>
<p>• Fruits and fruits juices</p>
<p>• Sweets such as cakes, cookies, and ice cream</p>
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<p><strong>Plan your meals</strong></p>
<p>One of the best things that you can do to assist a family member who
has diabetes is to make sure that they are eating meals at regular times
every day and not skipping meals. To help regulate blood sugars you
should eat consistent amounts of carbohydrates at each meal. Check your
blood sugar regularly. Keep track of your meals with a meal planner. This
will tell you how many carbohydrate choices that you should be eating
from meal to meal, be sure to include snacks. Men should eat 3-5
carbohydrate choices at each meal and 0-2 carbohydrate choices for each
snack works well. Women should eat 2-4 carbohydrate choices at each meal
and 0-2 carbohydrate choices for each snack works well. You should visit
your dietitian for appropriate carbohydrate intake to meet your
individual needs. A healthy daily meal plan includes: 2-4 servings of
fruits, 3-5 servings of vegetables, 3 servings of whole grain, and 2-4
servings of milk or milk products.</p>
<p>Eating foods that have fiber such as whole grains and having very few
salty foods is healthier for you. Eat 4 to 8 ounces of lean meat or meat
substitute each day. You should limit fats to 1-2 servings per meal and
select healthy fats, such as olive or canola oil and nuts. Limit and
avoid fats found in bacon, butter, cream, solid shortening, and high-fat
meats.</p>
<p>Try to balance your diet.</p>        <!--INFOLINKS_OFF-->
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