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FOODPICKER: Vegetables: Fresh Vegetables
Squash, Summer Zucchini with Skin, Raw

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Fat:  0 grams
Your selection contains no fat.  Strive to consume less than 30% of your calories from fat.  This item contains zero saturated fat.  Limit saturated fat to 10% of total calories daily.

Carbohydrate Choices:  0
89% of calories are from carbohydrate.  Your doctor or a Registered Dietitian can tell you how many Carbohydrate Choices are right for you.

Sodium:  11 milligrams
People with diabetes often have high blood pressure.  Sodium intake can affect blood pressure.

If you choose this consider...

  Many fresh vegetables are low in calories and carbohydrate.  Experiment with vegetables by adding them to your favorite casserole recipe or grill at your next BBQ.  Watch portions of starchy vegetables (e.g. corn, peas) since these items are higher in carbohydrate.

*Note: The American Diabetes Association states 1 cup raw summer squash or 1/2 cup cooked summer squash contains 5 grams of carbohydrate.

To burn this off...
  • Walk for 4 minutes
  • Jog for 2 minutes
  • Bike for 2 minutes
  • Swim for 2 minutes
Based on a person weighing 175 pounds (change weight)
 

  Blood sugar and diet are directly related.  It is important for those with diabetes to learn as much as possible about nutrition.

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FOODPICKER: Vegetables: Fresh Vegetables
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup, sliced (113g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18

Total Fat 0g
   Saturated Fat 0g
   Monounsaturated Fat 0g
   Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
   Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 11mg

Total Carbohydrate 4g
   Dietary Fiber 1g
   Sugars 2g
   Sugar Alcohol 0g

Protein 1g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories Per Gram:
Fat 9  Carbohydrate 4  Protein 4

FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices.  Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.  We embrace the guidelines put forth by the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Dietetic & American Heart Associations.  This website is completely free and brought to you by volunteers in the health care field.


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