Eating a range of foods that include vegetables and fruit, whole grains and protein will help you prevent problems caused by diabetes.
This will help you eat.
- the right amount of carbohydrates
- the right amount of fats
- more fibre
- less sodium
You can help to prevent problems caused by diabetes with healthy eating. Healthy eating can help you:
- lower your blood sugar
- lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol
- lower your blood pressure
Eating a range of foods from the 4 food groups will help you to manage your blood sugar, LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood pressure.
The 3 food groupings are:
- vegetables and fruits
- whole grains
Eating a range of foods from the 3 food groupings will also make you feel better and be more likely to do things in your daily routine, like exercise.
To help manage your diabetes, eat foods from the 3 food groupings each time you eat a main meal. Health Canada's "Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide", gives you detail about how to eat foods in the 3 food groups
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Eating food from the 3 food groupings will help you eat: