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. In addition to having diabetes, I have high cholesterol. What can I order?
A. "If it has eyes, it has cholesterol." Cholesterol is only found in animal products.
Plant foods will not contain cholesterol and may contain fiber which can be helpful in lowering cholesterol as well as making you feel full.
Here are a few tips to help guide you when ordering:
choose baked or grilled skinless chicken breast or seafood instead of high fat meats,
opt for egg whites instead of whole eggs to eliminate the yolk (the source of cholesterol and fat in an egg),
select healthier fats such as olive or canola oil instead of butter or margarine,
choose baked or steamed vegetables instead of fried foods,
ask for sauces to be served on the side to limit high fat cream and cheese sauces,
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.