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  • Not according to the Required daily Amounts.
  • 1) "So, if you want to max out your fruit and vegetable nutrition, grow your own or buy from the local farmer’s market. If you can’t do that, buy frozen. But canned is still better than a box of doughnuts!" Source and further information: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/4818830 Your doctor is right, added salt and sugar is often found in processed foods, check the package content information. 2) Choose unrefined grains and cereals! "Carbs and Grains - Calories & Nutrition This food group contains pasta, rice and noodles and is full of starchy carbohydrates - your body's main source of energy. Apart from potatoes, all the foods listed in this group began life as a grain, such as wheat, rye, corn, rice or barley. Potatoes and grains are very healthy and filling, however, you can be even healthier if you choose unrefined versions of these foods over refined versions. Unrefined carbohydrates are relatively low in calories and make ideal foods for dieters or anyone wishing to lose weight. Unrefined carbs still contain the whole grain, including the bran and the germ, so they're higher in fiber and will keep you feeling fuller for longer - great if you're trying to lose weight and hate feeling hungry. Examples include wholegrain rice, wholemeal bread, porridge oats, and wholewheat pasta." Source and further information: http://www.calorie-counter.net/carbs-nutrition-calories.htm Further information: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/carbohydrates/ 3) If you have a particular medical condition, your doctor is supposed to give you an adequate advice. However, your doctor is not necessarily a nutritionist, maybe you could also ask one.
  • You would miss out on something wonderful! Fresh bread is so delicious! It's the heart of any meal! I can't imagine a meal without some bread to break!
  • Grains are an important source of minerals and especially fiber, which is essential. Around here, fruits and vegetables, in the winter, are anything but fresh - they are imported from south of the equator, so guess how fresh they are? Frozen foods don't have sugar or salt unless the package says they do, so read the package. Your doctor sounds like someone I would avoid, if I were looking for real nutritional guidance.
  • I have diabetes as well and eat bread. You should avoid processed foods in general. By that, I mean anything that is "Bleached" such as white breads. A good doctor should direct you to a diabetes workshop, which the national diabetes foundation gives, for free, at many local hospitals. I suggest looking this up and finding something near you. I will post some guidelines here for figuring out what foods you should be eating: Look at the nutrition facts on any package of food to start this. Carbs/Sugars: anything that shows 0 to 15 grams for carbs can be considered 1 carb choice. For men to lose weight, they should eat no more than 3 to 3.5 carb choices per meal. Women: 2 to 3 carb choices per meal. Fiber: take the fiber grams and if they are above 8, they can be deducted from Carb grams. Example: 24 grams of carbs, 11 grams of fiber. this equates to 13 grams of carbs, or, under 1 carb choice. Look at the store for Thomas's LIGHT English Muffins. They are like free food. Reference sites: WWW.eatright.org (american diabetes assoc), www.health.nih.gov (national institute for health) www.deliciousdecisions.org (american heart assoc) www.nutritiondata.org (nutrition data) www.caloriescount.org (calorie control council) www.vrg.org (vegetarian resource group) good luck, and find an endocrinologist to help you control diabetes. A GP just won't cut it for you.
  • Fresh is best and canned is usually high in sodium, but they have no salt added options now. Although they are saying that frozen fruit is better than fresh if you don't eat the fresh right away because the vitamins are preserved in frozen. As for the grains, simple carbohydrates are not good for you but the complex carbohydrates are high in fiber and protein. They're good for satiating hunger.
  • Freezing doesn't change the nutritional value of fruits or vegetables if they are plain. Whole grains are not empty carbs, but refined grains mostly are.

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