Tuesday, May 12, 2015

POTATOES AND DIABETICS

Diabetics are constantly told to eat lots of vegetables. However, not all vegetables are equal. I think most diabetics know that potatoes are not the best vegetable for their diet. Potatoes do contain some potassium, vitamin C, and iron which are all good for you. But potatoes are mostly starch which diabetics should avoid. If you are like me and love your potatoes, there are still ways to enjoy them. Eat them with a good protein item, eat a small amount, and eat the skins when possible. The skins are full of both soluable and insoluable fiber which is helpful for the diabetic diet. And don't eat potatoes everyday. Make them a once-in-awhile treat.


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