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Can Diabetics Eat Sweet Potatoes

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Eat This, Not That: Diabetes Edition

How many times have you tried a new diet, only to surrender and revert to your old ways shortly after you begin? Don't worry; you certainly aren't alone. Hundreds of thousands of others have the same difficulty. So the question is: How do you finally adopt a diet that you can stick to – one that doesn't feel like constant deprivation? The answer is simple: You don't have to deprive yourself of anything. Instead, make healthier versions of your favorite foods. We've compiled a list of various substitutions to help you eat more healthfully and still feel satisfied. But, as always, consult your doctor before making changes to your diet plan. How to Make Your Favorite Foods Healthier Replace at least half of the potatoes in your mashed potatoes with sweet potatoes, cauliflower, turnips, or rutabaga. Try blending in roasted garlic, kale, or other fresh herbs to give the dish the flavor kick it needs. Swap tater tots, French fries, and baked potatoes with sweet potato fries. White potatoes can raise blood sugar faster than eating table sugar. Try slicing your sweet potatoes lengthwise into fries, tossing with olive oil and seasonings, and baking at 425 F for 10 minutes on each side. Or Continue reading >>

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  1. steph81170

    Hi, I'm new to the forum so hope I'm doing the right thing here!
    I've been told by my GP that I'm pre-diabetic so I am doing my best to modify my diet.
    Can anyone tell me please if sweet potatoes are acceptable? (in moderation, of course).
    Thanks.

  2. Resurgam

    They are 20 percent carbs - way above what I can eat.
    Try celeriac, turnip or swede, cauliflower and broccoli, salads, tomatoes in moderation and you might add other fruits (sorry - I did Biology, tomatoes are fruits) fairly low in sugar.

  3. steph81170

    Resurgam said: ↑
    They are 20 percent carbs - way above what I can eat.
    Try celeriac, turnip or swede, cauliflower and broccoli, salads, tomatoes in moderation and you might add other fruits (sorry - I did Biology, tomatoes are fruits) fairly low in sugar. OK, thanks.

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