A Nutritionist’s Guide To Healthy Eating When You Have Diabetes

Roughly two in three adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, while 86 million (that’s 1 out of 3 adults) have prediabetes. And every year about 735,000 American adults have a heart attack. These are all unfortunate stats! Luckily, you can do something about it.

There is no one diet that fits all, but there is something you can do to help keep your heart healthy and find your healthy weight while eating right with diabetes:

Eat deliciously and eat nutritiously.

Jackie Newgent, chef and registered dietitian nutritionist, in partnership with Wonderful Pistachios, developed simple tips on how you and your family can eat right and improve your health:

Eat bigger portions of non-starchy vegetables: Fill half of every meal-time plate or bowl with calorie-friendly, colorful veggies, like bell peppers, eggplant, and zucchini.  Try this: grill up a variety of these vegetables twice week so they’re meal-ready. Pile them high onto a sandwich, toss with whole grain pasta, or stuff into a veggie burrito.vegetables