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Question : My doctor wants me to lose weight so my blood sugar can go down. What type of food, fruits and vegetables should I eat? I’m 5’8” and I weight 262 pounds.
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Kathy McManus, M.S., R.D., is the director of the department of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Simmons College, completed her Dietetic Internship at Brigham and Women Hospital, and received a Master of Science degree in nutrition from Framingham State College.

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The best strategies to lower blood sugar levels are losing weight and controlling the quantity and quality of the carbohydrates you eat.

The healthier carbohydrates include:

  • Whole grains (100% whole grain bread, bulgur, brown rice, whole-grain cereal, etc.)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Vegetables

Dairy products also contain carbohydrates as lactose (or milk sugar). The best dairy products to choose are skim milk and plain, non-fat yogurt.

Limit these carbohydrates:

  • Refined grains (white bread, white rice, white flour, bagels, etc)
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Foods with added sugars (i.e. candy, desserts, jam, jelly, syrups, etc.)
  • Fruit juices
  • Dried fruits
  • White potatoes

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