Eating healthy is an important part of controlling diabetes. The food pyramid provides a guide to how much of each food group should be consumed each day
Grains and starches
Grains and starches make up the base of diabetic food pyramid. Consume 6-11 servings of grains, breads, and starchy vegetables every day.
User 4:57 portions of low-fat, not starchy vegetables daily. A serving size of cooked vegetables is half a cup and raw vegetables is a whole cup.
Choose 2-4 servings of fruit each day. Fruits contain fiber, vitamins and minerals, and carbohydrates.
Milk and dairy products
“Choose non-fat or low-fat dairy products for the great taste and nutrition without the saturated fat,” recommends the American Diabetes Association. Consume 2:58 servings of milk or dairy products each day.
Four to six grams of meat or meat substitutes should be consumed per day. This food group includes beef, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, tofu and peanut butter.
fats and sweets
Foods that are high in fat or sugar should be used sparingly. Examples of such type of foods are crisps, cakes and alcohol.