A Balanced Diet is a Sweet Way to Live
There are no foods that are completely forbidden for people with diabetes. If you’re already a sensible eater, you don’t have to make BIG changes to your diet, you just have to be more aware of how much of a good thing is too much. Carbohydrates (“carbs” for short) including foods such as fruits, bread, rice, pasta and corn, can and should be part of your daily balanced meal plans. For all carbs, including sweets, it’s really how much carbohydrate you eat at one time that matters most for blood glucose control.
Many foods contain carbs, from bread to milk to sweets. Some sources of carbs are healthier than others. The healthy sources of carbs provide energy (calories), vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. The less healthy carbs include added sugars which provide calories but little, if any, other nutrition value.