Stocking Your Healthful Fridge (Part 5)


Your refrigerator is filling up with healthful[1] foods[2]! This week, we’ll start to take a look at beverages. In general, drinks that people usually keep in the fridge include an assortment of soda, juice, bottled water, and milk. Sometimes iced tea or coffee makes its way in there, too. What you keep in your fridge can depend, in part, on who else is in your household.

The issue of the “best” beverages for people with diabetes can sometimes be controversial. There are those who feel that any beverage that contains calories and carbohydrate should be limited or even avoided. Then, there are those who would rather drink a little bit of a carbohydrate-laden drink than a drink made with artificial or nonnutritive sweeteners. What’s the right answer? It just depends on what you like, what works best for you, and what your own take is on sugar versus nonnutritive sweeteners. Let’s take a look at some of the options — and of course, feel free to share your own favorites!

More on beverages next week!

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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.

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