The Carbohydrate Quiz
Amy Tudor | April 25, 2012
- 0 Sweet potatoes, corn, onion
- 1 Cauliflower, avacado, kale
- 0 Peas, kidney beans, potatoes
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Which list of vegetables is considered "free foods" because they don't have a significant amount of carbohydrates in them?
ANSWER: Cauliflower, avocado and kale are among the lowest carb vegetables.
Estimate the carbohydrate count in this fast-food meal: 1 Small Chocolate Frosty, 1 Jr. Cheeseburger, and 1 Medium French fries.
ANSWER: 126 grams of carbs. The breakdown: 1 Small Frosty 55 grams; 1 Jr. Cheeseburger 33 grams; 1 medium French fries 38 grams
TRUE OR FALSE: If something is a plant and grows from the ground, that means it doesn't have carbohydrates in it.
FALSE: Vegetables and grains grow from the ground and have carbs in them — even spinach and cucumbers have a small amount of carbs. The only non-plant carbohydrate is milk! All other animal products are naturally free of carbohydrates.
TRUE OR FALSE: If a candy says it's "Sugar-free," that means it's automatically very low in carbs, and I don't need to be aware of how much of it I eat.
FALSE: A lot of candies, everything from "Sugar-free" chocolate to jelly beans, still have a lot of carbs in them and often have just as much as the regular version!
The best way to treat low blood sugar is with about 15 grams of carbs. Which of the following would be the best choice:
ANSWER: 1/2 cup of orange juice OR 4 glucose tablets OR 8 Ritz Crackers. After consuming these, it's a good idea to wait 15 minutes, and if your blood sugar still hasn't started coming up, you could have another 15 grams of carbs.
A dinner like three slices of pizza or something from a Chinese restaurant can cause a spike in blood sugar because:
They're both very high in carbs and fat, which means it takes longer to digest, so the insulin taken at mealtime may not be enough to cover you a couple hours later. Talk to your doctor about using dual-wave or square boluses on your pump or about taking your injections at certain times before/after your meal to help keep your glucose from spiking.
Which has the most carbohydrates?
ANSWER: Surprisingly, Raisin Bran! The breakdown: Breyer's Chocolate ice cream: 40 grams. Bagel/cream cheese: 52 grams of carbs. Raisin Bran: 57 grams of carbs
TRUE OR FALSE: Having diabetes means I should never be allowed to have tasty foods like candy, ice cream and chips.
FALSE! Just remember to count your carbs!