Diabetes and Celiac: "What Carbs Can I Eat?" (continued)
Naturally gluten-free and full of vitamins and fiber, fruit should not be forgotten in a diabetes and celiac diet. Aim for two to three servings per day of low-glycemic fruit, such as a cup of blueberries at breakfast and an apple at lunch.
Milk and yogurt are healthy carbs and full of protein and calcium. Make sure to verify that your yogurt brand is gluten-free, and choose plain or lower carb versions when possible.
Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, salad greens, green beans, asparagus, mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini are gluten-free, low carb, high fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals. Aim for three servings daily.
When you have diabetes and celiac disease, it's easy to get in a rut and eat the same foods every day. Make it a goal to try one, new healthy gluten-free carb this month.
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4.Brand-Miller, Jennie, Kate Marsh, and Phillipa Sandall. The New Glucose Revolution: Low GI Gluten-Free Eating Made Easy. 2008. Da Copa Press.
5.Gluten Free Whole Grains, Whole Grains Council.
6.Breads from Anna
7.La Tortilla Factory
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