Foods containing carbohydrate are grouped into the following categories. The carbohydrate content is listed in grams (g). If you eat a larger portion, count it as more than one serving.
One serving of carbohydrate has 15 grams of carbohydrate. Of course, not all foods contain exactly 15 grams of carbohydrate. Typically if a food has 8 to 22 grams of carbohydrate, that is equal to 1 carbohydrate serving.
Bread, cereal, rice, pasta, beans, and starchy vegetables: 15 g of carbohydrate per serving (1 carbohydrate serving)
Vegetables: 5 g of carbohydrate per serving
Fruits: 15 g of carbohydrate per serving
Milk and yogurt: 15 g of carbohydrate per serving
These are also good sources of calcium.
The carbohydrate content of sweets varies according to the ingredients. Talk with a registered dietitian about how to work these foods into your meal plan.
For a complete listing of foods containing carbohydrate, contact the American Diabetes Association.
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