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Peas and Carrots

Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

Is it ok to eat peas & carrots if you have diabetes?  I heard to avoid those two veggies.

Answer: Vegetables can be classified into two different categories – starchy and non starchy vegetables.  Starchy vegetables include corn, peas and potatoes.  A serving size for these vegetables is 1/2 cup and generally have 15 grams carbohydrate.  Non starchy vegetables include broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery and spinach.  A serving size for these vegetables is 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw, and have 5 grams carbohydrate.

Both types of vegetables can be included into your diet on a regular basis, however it is important to watch the portion size.

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