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Beans are packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants and a hefty dose of carbohydrate.
Because of the high carbohydrate content beans are listed as a starchy vegetable on exchange list that are developed for people with diabetes.
You should continue to count beans as part of your daily carbohydrate allowance.
I'm sure your behavior educator and personal trainer have good intentions. However, unless they have formal training in diabetes meal planning, I suggest you add a nutrition professional to your support team.
To find a nutrition professional or certified diabetes educator in your area click here.
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