Monday, June 8, 2009

Fruits and Vegetables

I enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. They taste great, there are so many wonderful varieties, and they usually leave me feeling good inside. Diana has diabetes, and eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways for her to manage her blood glucose levels. In the fall of 2007, we decided to challenge ourselves to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It went fairly well.

Then as so often happens, it seemed to get complicated, and we stopped making it a priority, and before we knew it, we were scraping by eating far fewer fruits and vegetables than we preferred. This month, we have challenged ourselves once again to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day. So far, it has been going well. At the end of the month, we will evaluate how we feel and decide if we want this to be a permanent change or not.

4 comments:

philly5113 said...

very good idea. I will be checking back to see your comments. I thought that you should limit the amount of fruits and sweets with diabetes. How do you balance that.

Jacqueline Parks said...

Yes, you need to limit total carbohydrates with diabetes, and fruits can be high in carbohydrates. We balance eating more fruit with eating less of other carbs. Also we make sure that we emphasize a balance of different fruits and vegetables so that we get a variety of nutrients. So higher carb fruits are still somewhat limited.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

While I do eat fruits and vegetables, I don't think I am getting the nine servings per day. How do you accomplish that?

Lin said...

It's a great idea, but just so darned expensive, isn't it??! And NINE servings??? Geesh--that's tough.