By Alisa Funk, M.S., R.D.; Reviewed by Hope S. Warshaw, R.D., CDE, BC-ADM, 2011
According to the American Diabetes Association, a free food is any food or drink that has less than 20 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving. Some free foods can be enjoyed in moderate amounts often -- no counting required! Other free foods can be eaten up to three times per day in the serving listed. To prevent a rise in blood sugar, avoid eating all three servings of a free food in the same meal. Instead, eat one serving of a particular free food during a meal or snack.
Consider how the following free foods can make your next meal or snack more nutritious -- and, without a doubt, delicious!
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