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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – I am often asked what is a good diet for diabetics. My answer is that it is largely the same as a good diet for most of us.
You choose carbs with lots of fiber. These include fresh fruits and vegetables and whole-grain breads and cereals.READ MORE: 17 People Injured In Crash Involving SEPTA Bus After Car Runs Red Light, Officials Say
In addition, go easy on desserts, white bread and sweetened drinks.
Another big step: choose fats that are healthier for your heart. These include vegetable oils, olives, avocados, nuts, and low-fat mayonnaise. Cut back on butter, regular mayonnaise, and stick margarine. Also limit fried foods, bacon and meats with visible fat on them.
Finally – and this really seems to help – drink plenty of water. Sugar-free soda and sugar-free fruit drinks are also good choices.MORE NEWS: Arrest Warrant Issued For Contractor Ronald Williams Accused Of Scamming At Least 10 People Using Nextdoor App
The final point: if food can stay on your shelf for an extended period of time and not spoil – it is probably not good for you.