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Are there recipes specifically for the diabetic food list?

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As of 2015, the American Diabetes Association provides recipes on its website using foods that are diabetic-friendly. They provide the information needed to understand food choices and make informed decisions for healthy eating.

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Are there recipes specifically for the diabetic food list?
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The ADA website provides a variety of recipe categories that match nutritional and other needs. Categories include quick-and-easy meals, gluten-free, budget-friendly and vegetarian dishes. There is a list of diabetes superfoods to be incorporated into every meal or recipe. This list includes foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers.

Information is included on meal plans, healthy snack choices, understanding carbohydrates, the importance of protein, starchy vegetables and non-starchy vegetables, grains, alcohol, beverages, food and kitchen tips, and tips for eating out. A link is provided where a cookbook from the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association can be purchased.

There are also a variety of other resources for diabetic recipes. Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Joy Bauer, Cooking Light, Taste of Home, and countless other well-known magazines and websites provide numerous recipe ideas and multiple discussions on nutrition that can be tailored to individual needs. Diabetics can check with local government offices to find local diabetic clinics, chapters, resources and support groups for more information on diabetic nutrition, recipes and other vital information.

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