You and Your Health
Health Tip: Choose Diabetes-Friendly Meals
Photo: What to look for when dining out
What to look for when dining out
It may be a challenge to select diabetes-friendly meals from a huge menu of options.
The American Diabetes Association suggests how to find healthy meals for diabetics:
-Always ask what’s in a dish and how it’s prepared; request that dishes be made without extra butter.
-Request small portion sizes, and eat your meal slowly.
-Skip high-fat dressings and toppings.
-Choose dishes that aren’t breaded or fried.
-Substitute high-fat choices with healthier sides.
-Don’t be afraid to ask for lower-calorie choices, such as vinegar or olive oil, even if you don’t see them on the menu.
-Don’t drink too much alcohol.