Foodie Friday: Easy Guidelines To Make Every Meal Healthy

For people with diabetes, good health begins in the blood. The body’s inability to convert sugar, starches and other foods into energy means diet is the key to blood sugar control.

The American Diabetes Association recommends a diet that contains the right amounts of vegetables, protein, fruits and whole grains. But even if you don’t have diabetes, the simple guidelines, below, will help you maintain a healthy weight with plenty of nutrition.

Divide your plate into three categories to ensure you get the proper nutrition each meal:
½: Nonstarchy vegetables—cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, green beans
¼: Whole grains or starchy foods—pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, beans
¼: Protein—meat, fish, poultry, eggs, tofu, peanut butter
Also, try adding a piece of fruit and a glass of nonfat milk to complete your well-balanced meal.

For meal ideas that fit with these guidelines, visit our boards at pinterest.com/gwinnettmedical


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