*1/4 of a large sweet potato, or ½ of a cooked sweet potato has around 15 grams of carbohydrate
Like winter squash, sweet potatoes are starchy, yes, but they’re also a great source of fiber, vitamin A and potassium. And, more importantly, according to a 2002 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “…eating sweet potatoes in moderate amounts will help you keep your blood sugar levels in the healthy range, even if you have diabetes.”
*one cup of whole, unsweetened berries contains around 51 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrate
Did you know that cranberries can actually assist in regulating blood sugar in type 2 diabetes? It’s true. In a 2012 study, 13 people with type 2 diabetes experienced a lower glucose peak after eating raw cranberries, when compared to the results that came after eating sweetened cranberries and white bread.
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