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How much whole grain should I be eating if I have type 2 diabetes?

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Even though whole grains are healthy, you don’t want to eat unlimited amounts. How much of these grains you can eat depends on how well you're managing your blood sugar.

A good guide is to eat about three servings of whole grains each day.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Carbohydrate Counting," "Carbohydrate Counting for People with Diabetes," "Grains and Starchy Vegetables," "Get to Know 6 Great Grains."

American Heart Association: "Whole Grains and Fiber."

Minnesota Department of Health: "Nutrition Facts: Whole Grains."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "How to Eat More Whole Grain."


 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Carbohydrate Counting," "Carbohydrate Counting for People with Diabetes," "Grains and Starchy Vegetables," "Get to Know 6 Great Grains."

American Heart Association: "Whole Grains and Fiber."

Minnesota Department of Health: "Nutrition Facts: Whole Grains."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "How to Eat More Whole Grain."


 

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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