Fiber is Your Friend

Dietary fiber can help stabilize blood glucose levels and improve your blood cholesterol profile. Easy ways to bulk up your meals:

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  • 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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by Brenda Bell
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