June 2016 Issue

Managing Carbs to Manage Diabetes

Instead of following a low-carb diet, you might be better off focusing on moderate portions of nutrient-rich carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruits, and legumes.

When it comes to diabetes management, few things are more controversial and confusing than carbohydrates, macronutrients found in a variety of foods, such as grains, vegetables, dairy products, sweets, legumes, and fruits. If you have diabetes, you may have heard that carbs are your enemy. But research shows that nutrient-rich carbohydrate choices—when consumed in appropriate amounts—may actually be beneficial for people with diabetes.

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