The following books, Web sites, and software programs have food listings that show the amount of carbohydrate in various foods.
CALORIEKING CALORIE, FAT & CARBOHYDRATE COUNTER
Family Health Publications
Costa Mesa, California, 2008
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ACCURATE CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Marlowe & Company
New York, 2006
NUTRITION IN THE FAST LANE
The Fast-Food Dining Guide
BOWES AND CHURCH’S FOOD VALUES OF PORTIONS COMMONLY USED
Jean A. T. Pennington and Judith S. Douglass
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
New York, 2004
GUIDE TO HEALTHY RESTAURANT EATING
Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
American Diabetes Association
Alexandria, Virginia, 2005
Portal to the US Federal Government’s comprehensive nutrient database.
For restaurants with multiple locations (including fast-food chains), simply type the name of the restaurant into a search engine. Most have their own Web sites with nutrient listings for their current menus.
Software for Computers and PDAs
Diabetes Pilot has a food database containing thousands of items; it can be personalized by marking foods as favorites and adding new foods. The software displays nutrient information for individual foods and can also add up the nutrients in several items grouped by the user as a meal. Three different versions of the software are available as downloads for use with PCs, PDAs using Palm OS, and PDAs using Pocket PC, respectively.
NutriGenie is an award-winning nutrition software package for PCs featuring a database with more than 8,000 items.
CalorieKing Nutrition & Exercise Manager has a 50,000-item food database and is available for Macs and PCs on CD-ROM and as a download. The Handheld Diet Diary for Palm OS and the Handheld Food Database for Pocket PC are also available as downloads.