Whether it’s restaurant food or takeout, eating away from home can be tough. You have less control over what goes into dishes. And, portions are often bigger than what we might eat at home. These tips will help you stay on course starting today:
Remember that drinks can have a lot of sugar and carbohydratesCarbohydrateCarbohydrates are the main kinds of food that raise blood sugar levels. Your digestive system changes carbohydrates into glucose (sugar), and then uses this sugar as a source of energy for your cells.
There are 3 main types of carbohydrates in food: starches (complex carbohydrates), sugars (simple carbohydrates), and fiber. Fiber is the part of plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts, that you can’t digest.. Here are some ideas on how to enjoy your healthy meal with a healthy drink:
Drinks with alcohol can cause blood sugarBlood sugarOr blood glucose. The main sugar (glucose) found in the blood, and the body’s main source of energy. levels to rise or fall. Beer and sweet wine can also be high in carbohydrates, which may raise blood sugar.
Drinking alcohol can sometimes lead to bad decisions about what you eat and do, too. It may also interfere with how well some medications work. If you like to drink alcohol, speak with your doctor about what is safe for you.
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