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What are macronutrients?
Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories (energy). Nutrients are substances needed for... more>

Why are foods put together in groups?
For people with diabetes, it is important to understand what foods are made of so... more>

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... more>

The Starch and Starchy Vegetables Group
Foods in this group include cereals, grains, pasta, breads, and crackers. All of these foods are... more>

Think About Tortillas
When counting calories and carbohydrates to self-manage your blood sugar levels, know that tortillas are not one in the same. more>

The Fruit Group
Foods in this group include fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruit as well as fruit juices. All fruits are more>

The Vegetable Group
Foods in this group include vegetables that contain few calories, carbohydrates, and protein... more>

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... more>

The Milk and Yogurt Group
Foods in this group include milk and yogurt. These foods are grouped together because they contain... more>

The Fats and Oils Group
Foods in this group include butter, margarine, salad dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, oils, lard... more>

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