Diet and Nutrition

Grocery List Alert for Diabetics

What to Look for in the grains, meat, and seafood aisle

Having a well-planned grocery list will save you lots of time, hassle, and heartache. You will also get the items you need for your diet without worrying about extra sugars and cholesterol in your foods.

Items on your grocery list should be:

  • Bakery items are okay if they are made from whole wheat flour or are labeled as whole wheat. For whole-grain bread, look for “3-4 grams of fiber”and fewer than 100 calories per slice.
  • Meat and seafood are great items for a well-balanced diet. Choose skinless chicken or turkey breasts. Ground turkey or chicken plus halibut, trout, salmon, or mackerel are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Stay away from fatty meats and get creative with condiments
  • Rice and pasta are great if it is brown rice and whole wheat or whole grain pasta.