Learn More About Carbs

Nowadays, we hear about carbohydrate all the time.

Foods that contain carbohydrate raise blood glucose. By keeping track of how many carbohydrates you eat and setting a limit for your maximum amount to eat, you can help to keep your blood glucose levels in your target range. You may also be interested in our book, Diabetes Carbohydrate and Fat Gram Guide, 3rd Edition.

Did you know there are three main types of carbohydrate? There are

Starches (also known as complex carbohydrates)

You’ll also hear terms like naturally occurring sugar, added sugar, low-calorie sweeteners, sugar alcohols, reduced-calorie sweeteners, processed grains, enriched grains, complex carbohydrate, sweets, refined grains, and whole grains.

No wonder knowing what kind and how much carbohydrate to eat can be confusing!

On the nutrition label, the term “total carbohydrate” includes all three types of carbohydrates. This is the number you should pay attention to if you are carbohydrate counting.

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