The normal foods that we associate carbs with are bread, pasta and cake. We avoid these to keep the blood sugar level down. Carbs, however, can lurk in many less obvious places that we need to be aware of when counting carbs.
Most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbs per meal; however, each person needs to discuss this with your doctor to learn the correct amount of carbs for you.
Surprising sources of carbs are:
1. Milk substitutes
Great options are organic soymilk and almond milk for those who are lactose-intolerant. Watch for the flavored varieties that have