Your body needs carbs. But you want to choose wisely. Use this list as a guide.
Whole-grain flours, such as whole wheat flour
Whole grains, such as brown rice
Cereals containing whole-grain ingredients and little added sugar
Baked sweet or white potato or baked steak fries
Whole-grain flour or corn tortillas
Corn, popcorn or products made from corn
Processed grains, such as white rice
Cereals with little whole grain and lots of sugar
Fried white-flour tortillas
Vegetables and Diabetes
Most vegetables contain fiber and are naturally low in fat and sodium (unless they are canned or frozen in sauces). Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes and corn, aren't included in this category. They are considered part of the breads, grains, and other starches group.
Fresh vegetables, eaten raw or lightly steamed, roasted, or grilled