From Cape Coral, Florida, USA:
How does blending high fibre foods affect carbohydrate content? In calculating total carbs for dietary purposes in an insulin dependent child, we have been told to deduct the number of grams of fibre from the total carbohydrates. We often cook lentil soup. Does blending the cooked lentils increase the total carbohydrates available?
Blending does not affect the total amount of fiber in a food. The form may change slightly, but the fiber remains the same. The fiber factor is important in small children, but becomes less of an issue as the child grows older. I'm glad your child like foods with fiber, it is great for lipid levels and some forms help to regulate blood glucose levels by altering absorption of the sugar from the intestines.
Original posting 11 Mar 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2013. Comments and Feedback.