Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics
(HealthDay News) -- For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says.
When reading food labels, the clinic suggests:
- Choose healthy fats, such as olive, canola or peanut oil.
- Avoid trans and saturated fats.
- Pick food with 3 grams or more of fiber.
- Pay attention to serving sizes.
- Consider your daily calorie goals.
The news stories provided in Health News and our Health-E News Newsletter are a service of the nationally syndicated HealthDay® news and information company. Stories refer to national trends and breaking health news, and are not necessarily indicative of or always supported by our facility and providers. This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.