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Why are Foods put Together in Groups?

For people with diabetes, it is important to understand what foods are made of so that blood glucose levels can be more easily controlled. Memorizing the exact amount of carbohydrate in all the foods that we eat would be almost impossible and impractical. Fortunately there are six main food groups:

It is important to eat foods from each group every day. The type and the amount of food that you chose to eat can have either positive or negative effects on your health.


This site was last updated June, 2014.
This is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.