Guide to Carbs for Diabetes
Carbs are not the enemy!
A diet low in carbohydrates has been shown to help control the blood sugar levels of those with diabetes. This does not mean, however, that carbs should be avoided.
The good, the bad & the ugly.
Where you’re getting your carbohydrates matters. It’s important to make sure that most of your carbs come from whole, real foods and not from foods in packages, boxes, from fast food, or dining out.
These carbohydrate foods are lower on the Glycemic Index and contain a low amount of carbohydrates per serving.
Nuts & seeds
Most fish & meats
For a full list of non-starchy vegetables, click here.
Although these are whole, real foods that are packed with nutrients, these foods contain a higher amount of carbohydrates per serving and should be eaten in moderation and mindfully.
White bread, potatoes, and rice
These are not really foods at all, meaning they offer little to no nutritional value. These packaged, boxed and fast-food items should be eaten very sparingly or not at all.
Sauces & juices with added sugar
Do you need help finding a diet that works to control your diabetes? Find a nutritionist in The Bahamas.