If you are calculating carbs for Health-e-Solutions Recipes, please be mindful of the following:
- Be sure to subtract all of the fiber grams from carbohydrate grams. Dietary fiber, sometimes called roughage, is a group of very complex carbohydrates – found mostly in plants – whose chemical structure prevents them from being digested by humans. Fiber cannot be converted to glucose and contributes no calories to our diet. Most dietary fiber passes through the intestinal tract undigested.
- Be sure to test blood sugars before and after trying any new recipe to see how you respond to the food. The remaining carbohydrates, after subtracting fiber, are very low on the glycemic index. They may not have much impact at all on blood glucose levels. For example, Almonds have a significant amount of carbohydrates, but they have a glycemic load = 0.
Key to successful implementation of the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle is having great-tasting recipes the whole family can enjoy. To that end, we have created several recipe e-books from which to choose the options that best fit your needs. All of our immediately-downloadable recipe e-book options are specially designed for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who want to make a healthier diet a priority. Both of our type 1 diabetic boys and our whole family enjoy these delicious #VeryLowGlycemic, low #InsulinDemand recipes with great #BloodSugarControl.