Health Tip: Choose Diabetes-Friendly Meals

(HealthDay News) -- It may be a challenge to select diabetes-friendly meals from a huge menu of options.

The American Diabetes Association suggests how to find healthy meals for diabetics:

  • Always ask what's in a dish and how it's prepared; request that dishes be made without extra butter.

  • Request small portion sizes, and eat your meal slowly.

  • Skip high-fat dressings and toppings.

  • Choose dishes that aren't breaded or fried.

  • Substitute high-fat choices with healthier sides.

  • Don't be afraid to ask for lower-calorie choices, such as vinegar or olive oil, even if you don't see them on the menu.

  • Don't drink too much alcohol.

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