Table 1

The most relevant nutrients in each food group considering their influence on glucose metabolism and/or diabetic complications
Food group Nutrients
Cereals, tubers, roots and derivatives Carbohydrate
Vegetables and legumes Fiber, iron, calcium, and potassium
Fruits Carbohydrate, fiber, and potassium
Beans Protein, fibers, and iron
Meat and eggs Protein, lipids, and iron
Milk and dairy products Protein, lipids, and calcium
Oils and fats Lipids
Sugars and sweets Carbohydrate

Sarmento et al.

Sarmento et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:740   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-740

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