WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DAILY FIBER

Our daily diet should include 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories we eat. Good sources of fiber are whole-grain breads (stop buying "white" bread), berries and other fruits, vegetables, whole-grain cereals (don't buy the ones loaded with extra sugar), beans and lentils.
Note: Crystal Light Hunger Satisfaction Strawberry Banana Drink Mix has 5 grams of fiber per serving! Surprised that this drink is considered a good carb choice? In addition to the 5 grams of fiber, it only has 6 grams of carbs and only 30 calories per serving of 1 packet.