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Diabetic myth

27 Dec

“It’s not the amount of sugar or sweet foods you eat but it is about the amount of carbohydrates.”

I have few relatives who are diabetic and keep asking me the same question or concern about their diet. Apparently many people are unaware of this. “I can’t have mango because it is too sweet.” No you can have mango or any sweet fruit you want (not the whole, a portion of it) only if you can balance your diet with a healthy meal plan and exercise. One serving of fruit contains about 15 grams of carbohydrates(= 1/2 cup cubed mango). Your goal is to have 45-60 grams of carbohydrates per meal, 3-4 servings a day. Avoid refined carbohydrates like the white flour, white rice, sugar etc and high GI food as your blood sugar spikes after eating such foods. If you can maintain this regimen, you can sneak in a piece of sweet or chocolate on special occasions.

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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Medicine

 

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