New Ways To Make Sweet Potatoes Part Of Your Diabetes Diet
If you have diabetes, you can eat sweet potatoes daily — as long as you factor in the vegetable’s carbohydrate count in your meal planning. “Sweet potatoes are a source of carbohydrates, which raise blood sugars,” says White. “People with diabetes can eat carbs but need to watch portions of foods with carbs.” What this means: Limit portions to half a sweet potato per meal or snack. Then pair that portion with a protein source, such as chicken breast or eggs, to further stabilize blood glucose levels, advises Zanini.Now go ahead and try these ideas for preparing sweet potatoes, from culinary dietitians around the country.