People with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes can healthfully and safely enjoy making and drinking smoothies with Kura. Kura contains just 19 grams of carbohydrate, 14 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of total fat per one scoop.
According to the American Diabetes Association people with diabetes can follow a variety of different eating patterns to achieve their nutrition and diabetes goal, and as such the amount of carbohydrate, protein and fat they eat should be based on their current eating patterns and food preferences. As with most foods, no one, including people with diabetes, should over consume any one particular food. Eating a wide variety of many different types of foods in amounts based on a person’s calorie and nutrient needs is what provides most people with adequate nutrition for health.
Research shows maintaining a healthy weight and healthy glucose, blood pressure and blood fats or lipid levels is what helps people with diabetes stay healthy in the short term and over time. Kura can play a part in helping to achieve this balance. Keeping this in mind, we always suggest consulting with your medical practitioner to determine if Kura is right for you.
SOURCE: Evert A, Boucher J, et al. Nutrition therapy recommendations for the management of adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care: 2013;36(11):3821-3842