GlucoMenu® Tip of the Day:
Focus on whole grains when choosing bread and other starches. Whole grains are more nutrient dense and contain fiber.
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Why is fiber such a big deal?
Not only do fibrous foods contain many vitamins and minerals, fiber also packs health benefits including:
Choose whole grain bread, brown rice, and whole grain cereals more often to gain fiber
benefits. Limit white bread, white rice, and refined cereals.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Delaying sugar into the blood stream – slows how quickly sugar goes into your bloodstream and therefore may reduce peaks of blood sugar levels
- Reducing body weight – helps to make you feel full longer and may displace “empty calorie” foods
- Reducing blood cholesterol – if you have heart problems or high cholesterol, eating high fiber foods may help to reduce your blood cholesterol levels
- Alleviating constipation – helps to improve regularity
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator