Diabetes Q&A (Questions & Answers) allows people with diabetes to ask health professionals questions free of charge.
E-mail your diabetes related questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. I am in the military and currently stationed in Kuwait. Although the
meals are great, I have a hard time putting items together for a 1200 cal
diet and I'm not sure of which items are the best for fiber. Please help.
Choosing whole grains instead of refined flour (wheat bread and brown
rice instead of white bread and white rice for example), whole vegetables
and whole fruits instead of juice can help increase fiber.
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Not only do fibrous foods contain many vitamins and minerals, fiber also packs health benefits including:
Delaying sugar into the blood stream – slows how quickly sugar goes into your bloodstream and therefore may reduce peaks of blood sugar levels,
Reducing body weight – helps to make you feel full longer and may displace “empty calorie” foods,
Reducing blood cholesterol – if you have heart problems or high cholesterol, eating high fiber foods may help to reduce your blood cholesterol levels,
Alleviating constipation – helps to improve regularity.
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.