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Answers to the Best Diabetic Diet Quiz


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Here are the answers from Dr. Michael Kaplan, chief medical officer at The Center for Medical Weight Loss.

Answers to Quiz on Best Diabetic Diet Choices

For the purpose of the quiz, assume both options are equal in total calories.

Question 1) Breakfast:
Choose the best food option for diabetes patients (pick A or B).

A) 2 eggs with light cheese, or
B) Half bagel with cream cheese

Answer: A. Eggs with light cheese are the best selection for a diabetic because these foods have no carbohydrates. The goal for people on a diabetes diet is to eat foods that do not require large amounts of insulin to break down. As a result, they generally try to avoid high-carb meals, because carbohydrates require the MOST insulin to digest. The extra insulin in the blood stream causes the person’s blood sugar to go down, which makes them hungrier and more apt to overeat at the next meal.

Question 2) Snack:
Choose the best food option for diabetes patients (pick A or B). 

A) bag of pretzels, or
B) bag of peanuts

Answer: B. Unlike the pretzels, peanuts do not contain carbohydrates. Plus, peanuts are rich in unsaturated fat, which is healthy for your heart.

Question 3) Lunch:
Choose the best food option for diabetes patients (pick A or B). 

A) Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with light mayo, or
B) A salad with lettuce, tomato, peppers, and grilled chicken with light dressing

Answer: B. The carbohydrate culprit in this choice is the sandwich bread. Choose the carb-less salad instead.

Question 4) Snack:
Choose the best food option for diabetes patients (pick A or B). 

A) Box of raisins, or
B) Grapes

Answer: B. Some foods will fill you up more than others, regardless of how many calories they have. These “high volume” foods are better options for dieters than “low volume” foods because they satisfy your hunger sooner, and diminish the urge to overeat. Regular fruits are “high volume,” while dried fruits are “low volume”— thus, go with grapes over raisins.

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