On Nutrition Facts Food Label, the grams of dietary fiber are incorporated into the total carbohydrate number. But since fiber is a kind of starch that your body can’t process, it doesn’t influence your glucose levels. You ought to subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate.
Best advice about fiber:
- Diabetic people need to count the carbohydrate intake for the better control of blood sugars.
Reading Tips for Food Label
- Find the total carbohydrate in one serving. You will see that the total carbohydrate is 10 grams.
- The dietary fiber is 5 grams for every serving.
- Count this product as 5 grams of carbohydrate (10 grams total carbohydrate minus 5 grams dietary fiber equals 5 grams of carbohydrate).