Should good fat be part of a diabetic diet and included in a diabetic meal plan? We have been taught for so long to avoid all fats. If you cut down on fat, you will increase either protein or carbohydrate. Because carbohydrate costs less and usually tastes better, people choose carbohydrate. Diets high in carbohydrate increase cardiovascular risk and promote weight gain. Please see our video on weight loss myths. I invite you to review this article from the American Diabetes Association recommending polyunsaturated fats and describing which food contains them. Remember to watch your portion sizes.
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