Eat More Plants
Plants and whole grains are sources of healthy carbohydrates. These are filling and harder to consume in excess. Individuals with diabetes, therefore, should replace sugary cereals with whole grain varieties, and eat at least four vegetables a day, not including starchy potatoes and corn. They should also eat whole fruit instead of fruit-flavored foods.
The fiber content of packaged foods is listed on the nutrition facts label, which everyone should read before buying a product, whether they have diabetes or not. High fiber foods contain at least four grams of fiber per serving. To increase fiber and decrease starch content in meals, individuals should replace half of the rice or pasta they consume with vegetables. They should focus on substituting starchy foods with high-fiber vegetables. String zucchini makes a great substitute for spaghetti noodles.
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