What are carbs? What foods have carbs? How many carbs should you eat? Before you settle on a number or stop eating carbs altogether, educate yourself about the different types of carbs and how they fit into the diabetes management picture—then zero in on the right carb count for you.
Calories come from just three nutrients: carbohydrate, protein, and fat. The foods we eat are made up of varying amounts of these important nutrients. For example, a potato contains mainly carbohydrate with a small amount of protein.
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