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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

I have type 2 diabetes and am confused about carbohydrates.  Are all starches out completely?

Answer: Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet.  You body uses them for energy, to fuel your brain and spare protein from being broken down.  In other words, carbohydrates are an essential part of the diet and should not be eliminated from the diet.  With that being said, it is important to watch the type of carbohydrates you eat and the serving size.

When choosing carbohydrates, choose complex carbohydrates such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals, and pastas. These foods contain B vitamins and fiber that are not typically found in simple carbohydrates like cakes, cookies and crackers.


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