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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Setting Goals for Healthy Eating

Setting specific goals may help people with type 2 diabetes eat better, a study found. Researchers asked participants to eat six or eight servings per day of low-glycemic-index foods. These foods, such as spinach, lentils, and milk, raise blood glucose levels less than those with a high glycemic index, such as white bread, jelly beans, and potatoes. Most participants reached their goal and, as a result, ended up eating 500 fewer calories a day and more fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Researchers say the key to success was being specific about how many servings participants should eat.
Source: Patient Education and Counseling, January 2012

 
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