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what can we consume for carbohydrates that's safe?

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If you say rice is no good because it can cause high blood sugar then what can we consume for carbohydrates that's safe??? Is brown rice ok?? How about sweet potato?? What is safe???

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replied July 17th, 2012
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High blood sugar can cause various complications if not controlled.For patiens suffering from increased blood sugar a low carbohydrate and high fibre diet is the best diet which helps in providing energy and also maintains blood sugar levels.
It is always advised to limit intake of rice,pasta,bread,potatoes,granola bars,deserts etc.Concentrate more on non starchy veggies as cauliflower,brocolli,bell peppers,fish,meat,eggs,nuts,olive oil.

Limit intake of dairy products,whole grains,rice,sweet potato.Do regular exercise.Have small meals in a day and drink lots of water.Reduce saturated food intake.

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