Food Groups and Diabetes

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What are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories (energy). Nutrients are substances needed for... more>

Why are Foods put Together in Groups?

For people with diabetes, it is important to understand what foods are made of so... more>

What Counts as a Portion or Serving?

The amount of food that you eat from the food groups can impact both your weight and blood glucose... more>

The Starch and Starchy Vegetables Group

Foods in this group include cereals, grains, pasta, breads, and crackers. All of these foods are... more>

Think About Tortillas

When counting calories and carbohydrates to self-manage your blood sugar levels, know that tortillas are not one in the same. more>

The Fruit Group

Foods in this group include fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruit as well as fruit juices. All fruits are more>

The Vegetable Group

Foods in this group include vegetables that contain few calories, carbohydrates, and protein... more>

The Meats, Fish, Meat Substitutes, Eggs and Cheese Group

Foods in this group include meats (like beef, chicken, and pork), fish (like salmon, tuna, and shrimp), meat substitutes... more>

The Milk and Yogurt Group

Foods in this group include milk and yogurt. These foods are grouped together because they contain... more>

The Fats and Oils Group

Foods in this group include butter, margarine, salad dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, oils, lard... more>

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