Category Archives: Carbohydrates

The pro’s and con’s of reducing your carbohydrates

Oats

Lately I have noticed many of my patients have wanted to discuss the credence of low carbohydrate diets. There is certainly a wealth of information of such diets and this has become very topical particularly in diabetes care. I thought I would take some time to discuss the pro’s and con’s and try to give a balanced view point towards

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The Glycemic Index – What it is and why it’s relevant to diabetes

When navigating foods to control your diabetes, it can be confusing. There’s carbohydrates, protein foods, good fats, bad fats, vegetables, fruit but fruit is sugar and no single food group contains just one type of nutrient. No wonder managing your diabetes can be difficult. Then to add to the mix, you’re healthcare practitioner may have mentioned something called the glycemic

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