Diabetes Awareness

Control your eating habbits by creating a healthy plate

A healthy diet is important for preventing diabetes. If you are already diagnosed, it is even more important to choose what, how much and when you eat.

Try this - using your dinner plate put a line down the middle of the plate

1. On one side – cut it again so you will have 3 sections on your plate

2. Fill the largest section with non-starchy vegetables such as: Spinach, carrots, lettuce, green beans, broccoli

3. In one of the small sections put starchy foods such as: Whole grain breads, rice, cooked beans and peas, potatoes

4. On the other small section put your meat or protein rich foods such as: Chicken or turkey without the skin, fish, eggs, low-fat cheese

5. Add an 8-oz glass of non-fat milk or a 6-oz container of light yogurt

6. Include a piece of fruit or ½ cup of fruit salad as an addition to your perfect meal

Always consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best diet for you.

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