What are macronutrients?
Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories (energy). Nutrients are substances needed for...
Why are foods put together in groups?
For people with diabetes, it is important to understand what foods are made of so...
What counts as a portion or serving?
The amount of food that you eat from the food groups can impact both your weight and blood glucose...
The Starch and Starchy Vegetables Group
Foods in this group include cereals, grains, pasta, breads, and crackers. All of these foods are...
Think About Tortillas
When counting calories and carbohydrates to self-manage your blood sugar levels, know that tortillas are not one in the same.
The Fruit Group
Foods in this group include fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruit as well as fruit juices. All fruits are
The Vegetable Group
Foods in this group include vegetables that contain few calories, carbohydrates, and protein...
The Meats, Fish, Meat Substitutes, Eggs and Cheese Group
Foods in this group include meats (like beef, chicken, and pork), fish (like salmon, tuna, and shrimp), meat substitutes...
The Milk and Yogurt Group
Foods in this group include milk and yogurt. These foods are grouped together because they contain...
The Fats and Oils Group
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Foods in this group include butter, margarine, salad dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, oils, lard...