Enjoy a heapin' helpin' of a few great-tasting ways to help control diabetes.
There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States (7% of the population) who have diabetes. Although the management approach and medications for diabetes vary depending on the type of diabetes, age, health status, and lifestyle factors, diet is always a key factor.
And the good news is that there are foods you can add to your diet that will help control diabetes. There's no reason to be deprived of the pleasure of great food–defy diabetes and eat well. For more information on diabetes, visit the Amercian Diabetes Association.
Eat at least 5 to 8 servings of vegetables and fruits each day. Here are a few recipes to help you get started.
Choose whole grain foods such as brown rice, barley, bulgur, and oats over processed grain products. It's easy with these hearty dishes.
Include dried beans, canned beans, and lentils in your meals. Enjoy them alone, or add to dips, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Eat fish 2 to 3 times a week to help your diabetes and your heart. Even canned fish counts.
Choose non-fat and low-fat dairy products instead of the high-saturated fat versions. Make the most of milk, yogurt, and cheese with these calcium-rich recipes.
Eat moderate amounts of heart-healthy fats such as olive oil, peanut butter, and nuts.
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