Food Guide for Young Diabetics with Type 2
Well, what about the sweet foods you like?
Small amounts of foods containing sugar can be part of a healthy meal plan.
Sugary foods include soda pop, fruit-flavored drinks, syrup, honey, and candy. But remember: take only small amounts of sugary foods
Cakes, muffins, pies, cookies, and ice cream contain a lot of fat as well as sugar.
If you choose to eat any of these sweet foods, - I remind you again - just have a small amount at the end of a healthy meal. Still hungry? take a peice of fruit.
Drink water, sugar-free soda pop, and sugar-free fruit drinks. Better not drink fruit juice, regular soda pop, sweetened fruit drinks, or sports drinks that are all high in carbs.
Young diabetics food guide (daily servings).
5 servings; choose from - 1/2 cup cooked, - 1 cup raw.
Milk, Yogurt, Cheese:
2 to 3 servings; choose from - 1 cup of low-fat milk / yogurt, - 2 slices of low-fat cheese.
2 to 4 servings; choose from - 1 medium apple / orange, - 1/2 cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit, - 1/2 cup fruit juice, - 1/4 cup dried fruit.
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts:
2 to 3 servings; choose from - 2 to 3 ounces meat, fish, chicken, - 1 egg, - 2 tablespoons peanut butter, - 1/3 cup cooked beans or peas (white, split, or blackeye). Heart-healthy Fats:
Just a few servings; choose from - 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, - 1 teaspoon butter / tub margarine, - 5 large olives / 1/8 avocado, - 1 tablespoon 'lite' mayonnaise / salad dressing, - 1 to 2 tablespoons nuts. Breads, Cereals, Rice, and Pasta:
6 or more servings; choose from - 1/2 cup of cooked cereal, - 1/3 cup rice / pasta, - 3/4 cup ready-to-eat cereal, - 1 slice of whole grain bread, - 1/2 bagel.
We're ending this information with the advice to have your meals and snacks at about the same time each day. Don't skip meals.
Be active; doing exercises are very healthy. Instead of taking juice or soda, drink water.
If you need insulin or pills to help manage your diabetes, take the right amount at the right times.
If you want to know more on what food means to your body then go to this Food Advice for Young Diabetics
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