Healthy Eating for People With Diabetes

Sometimes eating right seems like an uphill battle. Even if we can sort through the conflicting suggestions and scientific evidence, we may not have the willpower to make it work. Add diabetes to the mix, and eating right may seem downright impossible. Here are a few easy-to-try suggestions that can help you move toward healthier eating.

Healthy Eating for People With Diabetes
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Eat "Real" Food

Although not always the case, it is a safe bet that highly processed foods are higher in added sugar and trans or saturated fats, compared to less processed foods. It doesn't take much thought (after all, even a child can distinguish between "real" food and processed food). By choosing real food, you'll automatically be eating more fruits, veggies, and lean meats.

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