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How many carbs a day should I be eating?

By Anonymous July 9, 2012 - 11:53am
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I am 62 years old and have been diagnosed with diabetes since 2001. I diet and try to eat right but I have a problem with carbs. I feel that I should eat less carbs and more protein but am not sure. Could you tell me what would be a good recommendation for carbs and protens, and the rest of the catagories. Thanks a bunch. I guess I can not decide what plan is right for me. I though weight watchers but I do not know.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Healthiest carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and low-fat dairy products. 

Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber can decrease the risk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels. Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran.

Eat heart-healthy fish at least twice a week. Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. Cod, tuna and halibut, for example, have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by lowering blood fats called triglycerides. However, avoid fried fish and fish with high levels of mercury, such as tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel.

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