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Doctor Outlines Food for Diabetics


Those who are diagnosed with diabetes should carefully watch their diet and adhere to guidelines for meals, a doctor said Thursday.

Speaking as a guest on “Hell VOA,” Dr. Taing Tek Hong recommended the following: six to 11 servings of grains, beans and starchy vegetables, three to five servings of green vegetables, two to four servings of fruit, two to three servings of milk and yogurt, two to three servings of meat, poultry, fish, eggs and nuts and small portions of oils, fats and sweets.

Breakfast might include dry cereal, a slice of bread, a cup of tomato, carrot, apple, or orange juice, a grapefruit, a cup of yogurt, and an egg or spoonful of peanut butter, he said.

Lunch might have rice, salads, carrot sticks, cucumbers, a banana, a cup of skim or low-fat milk, and up to three ounces of chicken.

Dinner could include a cup of pasta and a bread stick, a cup of cooked vegetables, such as green beans, eggplant, or spinach, a cup of chopped or dried fruit, a cup of milk, two or three ounces of fish, or three to four ounces of tofu.

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