From: Larry T. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: peas and carrots?
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Is it ok to eat peas & carrots if you have diabetes? I heard to avoid those two veggies.
Below are a number of responses to the above question:
Rebekah Eaton, RD (Registered Dietitian) Answer: There are two types of vegetables: starchy vegetables and non-starchy vegetables. Starchy vegetables are higher in carbohydrates than non-starchy vegetables and should be considered when... (click for entire response)
Jennifer Hunt, RD, LDN (Registered Dietitian) Answer: Due to the difference in calories and carbs, portions should be considered when choosing a starchy vegetable, especially if you are diabetic. Feel free to eat non-starchy vegetables... (click for entire response)
Jan Swanson, Dietetic Intern Answer: Absolutely! They are full of good nutrients, vitamins & minerals, along w/ fiber. Peas are a starchy vegetable and need to be counted as a carbohydrate for every 1/2 cup eaten... (click for entire response)
Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern Answer: Many of the “root” vegetables are higher in carbohydrates, however carrots have one of the lower carbohydrate contents in their category... (click for entire response)
Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern Answer: Vegetables can be classified into two different categories – starchy and non starchy vegetables. Starchy vegetables include corn, peas and potatoes. A serving size... (click for entire response)
Mandy Seay, Dietetic Intern Answer: You may have heard you should stay away from peas and carrots because it is thought that these two vegetables will raise your blood sugar. One important thing you should know about vegetables... (click for entire response)
Jessica Zimmerman, Nutrition Student Answer: Vegetables are a very important component of our diet and should be consumed daily. Yet, if consuming starchy vegetables, it is important that one counts them as a carbohydrate... (click for entire response)
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