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.

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