Health Tip: Diabetics, Eat Healthy

Health Tip: Diabetics, Eat Healthy

If you have diabetes, healthy eating should be an integral part of managing your disease. A good diet can help control your weight and blood sugar level.

The Methodist Health Care System in Houston offers these suggestions:

Use vegetable spray instead of oil, shortening, or butter.

Steam vegetables using a low-fat broth or water.

Season foods with herbs and spices, vinegar, lemon juice, or salsa.

Use low or sugar-free jams instead of butter or margarine.

Use low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese, or nonfat yoghurt.

Eat chicken or turkey without the skin.

Buy only lean meats and broil, roast, stir-fry or grill them.

Use canola or olive oil rather than vegetable oils.

Buy whole-grain breads and cereals.

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