Nutrition Facts & Tips

 

 

 The Food Pyramid is an outline of what to eat each day. The pyramid guides you to eat a variety of foods to get the nutrients required. The larger the section of the pyramid, the more of those foods you should eat.

 

 

 

The Glycemic Index

 

The rate of carbohydrate digestion is graded by the Glycemic Index.

 

Carbohydrates that digest rapidly are considered a high glycemic index and produce an insulin surge, which are not recommended for diabetic people.

 

Foods that digest slowly are considered a low Glycemic Index and are recommended for diabetic people.

 

 

High Glycemic Index

White Bread

Refined cereal

 

 

 

Curb your urge to eat junk food.

If you don’t buy it, you won’t eat it !

 

 

 

Plan Meals Ahead of Time.

Eat Slowly!

Then wait a few moments to avoid stuffing yourself.

 

Smaller Meals more Frequently.

You can eat what you want, but just in smaller portions.

 

Choose Colorful Veggies.

Grill, Steam, Broil or Bake.

Avoid Fried Food!

Try These Tips

 

Moderate Glycemic Index

Pasta

Rice

Oatmeal

Whole-grain bread

 

 

Low Glycemic Index

Beans

Lentils

Fruits