For those living with diabetes, paying attention to the amount and type of carbohydrates consumed during each meal can help manage the condition and offset future problems associated with it. A doctor or dietitian can recommend appropriate carbohydrate ranges.
Carbohydrates are found in a variety of healthy and less healthy foods. When thinking of carbs, one might think of bread, pasta, and baked goods, but carbs are also found in fruits, whole-grains, starchy vegetables, pulses (the term for beans, legumes, and peas), and even milk and yogurt. Since it’s important to keep carb intake within an acceptable range, it’s important to focus on fiber-filled carbs from nutritious sources instead of filling up on “empty,” less-nutritious carbs that are lacking in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
There are different ways to approach carbohydrate “monitoring” or counting and speaking with a healthcare provider can help. The Performance Kitchen® diabetes health meal bundle includes entrees with between 27 and 60 grams of carbohydrates--an amount that’s medically appropriate for most people with diabetes. And, like all our meals, the meals in this bundle focus on complex, nutritious carbs from vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, and pulses. Last, the meals in this bundle contain between 3 and 14 grams of fiber (averaging 6.35 grams), which is at between 10 and 50 percent of the daily target for most people.
For those living with diabetes and looking for convenient meals that are full of nutrition and fiber while keeping carbohydrates in the appropriate range, this bundle is ideal.
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