Dietary fiber can help stabilize blood glucose levels and improve your blood cholesterol profile. Easy ways to bulk up your meals:
- Mix in wheat germ to yogurt or sprinkle it on salads. Two tablespoons contains two grams of fiber.
- Incorporate more fiber rich fruits and veggies into your diet.
- Opt for whole grain breads and cereals instead of the highly-refined versions.
Your registered dietitian can help you with more ideas to bulk up your diet. Keep in mind that high-fiber diet is not recommended for anyone suffering from diabetes-related gastroparesis (nerve damage of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract).
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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