Diabetic Exchange Diet Plan – What Is It For?
Diabetic exchange diet was made to control your blood sugar level. This aspect is vital for people who suffer from diabetes, and for those who are in a high-risk group and want to prevent this disease.
Diabetic exchange diet plan supposes that your daily food is divided into six different groups/categories:
- Starches (bread, crackers, potato, rice, cocked corn, etc.)
- Meat and meat substitutes (egg whites, fish, beef, pork, cheese, etc.)
- Vegetables (cocked and raw vegetables, tomato or vegetable juice)
- Fruits (fruit juice, dried/canned/fresh fruits)
- Milk (nonfat or low-fat milk and yogurt)
- Fats (margarine, olives, oil, butter, cream cheese, etc.)
Please, don’t think that you can eat all the foods listed above as much as you want. The portions are strictly limited.
These categories are separated in such a way that each of them contains equal or similar number of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. The more detailed list of foods for each group will take a couple of pages.
Don’t be too lazy: find it and read it from beginning to end.
A huge advantage of a diabetic exchange diet plan is that it allows eating almost all of your favorite foods, although in limited portions.