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List Of Carbohydrates In Foods For Diabetes

When you have diabetes, you will start to feel better if you can learn about your food, and learn to look for things like high fiber, high protein, healthy fats, and healthy carbohydrates. All of the food that you eat plays a part in your overall health, but the grams of carbohydrates in each meal has a direct effect on how your blood sugar will respond, and in turn how you will feel. So it is important to start to learn on average how many grams of carbohydrates there is in certain foods. You do not have to memorize this list, but certainly check out the foods you eat a lot of so you have an idea of how much will keep you feeling good, and how much will make you feel not so good. To make life easier for you or your loved one with diabetes, here is a list of foods and their amounts of carbohydrates in them.

Disclaimer: Every single person is different, and you should certainly meet a nutritionist or diabetes educator to find out your ideal meal planning, but on average 30 grams of carbohydrates per meal and about 15 grams per snack, but this can depend on the time of day and of course, the person. At breakfast however, you may feel better with a higher protein meal that has less than 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

Alphabetical List of Carbohydrates in Food for Diabetes

Fruit and Veggies (grams of carbohydrates)

Apple (1 medium) - 25g

Apricots, dried (1/4 cup) - 21g

Banana (1 medium - 27g

Bell Peppers (1 cup raw) - 7g

Blueberries (1/2 cup) - 11g

Broccoli (1 cup raw) - 6g

Brussels sprouts (1/2 cup) - 6g

Cabbage (1 cup raw) - 4g

Cantaloupe (1/2 cup) - 7g

Canned Peaches (1/2 cup drained) - 14g

Carrots (1 cup raw) - 12g

Cauliflower (1 cup raw) - 5g

Corn (1/2 cup cooked) - 17g

Grapes (1/2 cup) - 14g

Green Beans (1/2 cup) - 5g

Kale (1 cup raw) - 7g

Kiwifruit (1 medium) - 11g

Mushrooms (1/2 cup) - 2g

Orange (1 medium) - 15g

Orange juice (1/2 cup) - 13g

Peas (1/2 cup cooked) - 13g

Pear (1 medium)- 26g

Peaches (1 medium) - 14g

Potato, white (1/2 cup cooked) - 13g

Raspberries (1/2 cup) - 7g

Spinach (1 cup raw) - 1g

Squash, winter (1/2 cup cooked) - 11g

Strawberries (1/2 cup) - 6g

Sweet potato (1/2 cup cooked) 21g

Watermelon (1/2 cup) - 6g

Zucchini (1 cup raw) - 4g

Dairy Products & Substitutes

Almond Milk (1 cup) - 8g

Cheese, cheddar (1 slice, 28 oz) - 0.4g

Cottage cheese, 2% fat (1/2 cup) - 4g

Ice Cream, vanilla (1/2 cup) - 15g

Soymilk, original, light (1 cup) - 5g

Skim milk (1 cup) - 12g

Whole milk (1 cup) - 12g

Yogurt, whole, plain (1 cup) - 11g

Breads, Grains & Legumes

Bagel, whole grain (1/2 large) - 35g

Beans, black (1/2 cup cooked) - 19g

Brown rice (1/2 cup cooked) - 22g

English muffin (1 whole) - 27g

Graham crackers (2 crackers) - 22g

Lentils (1/2 cup cooked) - 19g

Popcorn (3 cups) - 11g

Quinoa (1/2 cup cooked), 20g

Tortilla, whole grain (8 inch) - 35g

Tortilla, corn (6 inch) - 11g

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