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Eat Healthy

Eating a range of foods from the 4 food groups will help you prevent problems caused by diabetes.

Eating from the 4 food groups will help you eat:

  • the right amount of carbohydrates
  • the right amount of fats
  • more fibre
  • less sodium

You can help to prevent problems caused by diabetes with healthy eating. Healthy eating can help you:

  • lower your blood sugar
  • lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • lower your blood pressure

Eating a range of foods from the 4 food groups will help you to manage your blood sugar, LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood pressure.

The 4 food groups are:

  1. vegetables and fruits
  2. grain products
  3. milk and alternatives
  4. meat and alternatives

Eating a range of foods from the 4 food groups will also make you feel better and be more likely to do things in your daily routine, like exercise.

To help manage your diabetes, eat foods from the 4 food groups each time you eat a main meal. Health Canada's "Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide", gives you detail about how to eat foods in the 4 food groups. Learn more about Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide »

Eating food from the 4 food groups will help you eat:

Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016