The most basic mission for any healthy eating plan, experts often say, is to incorporate into your diet a variety of foods taken from nature. And fruit certainly makes the cut. If you don’t have diabetes or blood sugar problems, about one-quarter of your meal can be … Read More
can diabetics eat fruit
What says "summer" more than freshly cut watermelon? A classic addition to any picnic or barbecue, watermelon is a summertime favorite. But is watermelon good for you?
In terms of health benefits, it has a lot going for it. It’s sweet and tastes like a treat, but it’s also low in … Read More
You know how it works—calories from food provide us with energy, and if we don’t use that energy we store it as body fat. Research repeatedly confirms that larger food servings not only provide more calories but also have two other effects: They encourage us to eat more and … Read More
Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh blueberry muffins baking or the first bite of tang from a delicious raspberry tart? These tasty treats are not only pleasing to the senses, they are loaded with nutrients. Polyphenols, such as flavonoids and anthocyanins, and other potent antioxidants account for the vast … Read More
You've heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is based in part on studies showing that breakfast can help jumpstart your metabolism for the day and on studies that have demonstrated an association between skipping breakfast and being overweight. As you fast overnight, … Read More
Every day, you strategically map out your diabetes meal plan. You count your carbohydrates, limit your sweets, and choose your beverages carefully: a vegetable here, a piece of fruit there, and voila! And then it hits you: Can diabetics eat fruit?
It’s a logical question to ask, considering that … Read More
As researchers have learned more about diabetes and how different types of foods affect normal glucose levels, they have placed more emphasis on diet as a component of diabetes management. Scientists and dietitians have developed various meal planning methods, sometimes called medical nutritional therapy or MNT, designed to … Read More