Fat-Free Isn't Calorie-Free ( Diabetes )

Fat-Free Isn’t Calorie-Free ( Diabetes )

Fat-free does not mean the food is calorie-free or carbohydrate-free. Nor does it mean that it is a free food. “Free food” is a term that some people use to describe foods that have less than 20 calories or less than 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

Fat-free foods usually contain fat replacers. Some fat replacers, such as those used in fat-free salad dressings, contain carbohydrates and added glucose, which can affect your blood glucose levels. If your weight and blood lipids are within a healthy range, you don’t need fat-free foods. If your goal is to lower blood lipids and lose weight, moderate portions of some fat-free foods may help you.

Read the Nutrition Facts label to get the serving size, calories, and carbohydrate content. This will help you decide how fat-free foods fit into your meal plan.

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