Judith Jones-Ambrosini

Diabetes Diet #14: Palate Pleasing Pastas

Carb counting is not an exact science, but it is a good barometer for balancing insulin and carbohydrates to achieve smooth diabetes care. One catch can be the temptation to overindulge in empty carbs like cakes and candy. Sure, you can bolus for the amount of carbs in a brownie once in awhile, but a steady diet of such indulgence will eventually take its toll on all systems. Be smart and go for the nutrient dense foods like fresh veggies, whole grains, seasonal fruits, lean protein and unsaturated fat. These are the big winners that payoff by making you look great and feel vibrant. You can't hide a good thing. How about droping down to Recipe Central for a taste of a few good carbs you can "count" on.

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