Sweet corn is a starchy food with good fiber, but turns quickly into glucose leaveing people with diabetes in need of insulin to regulate blood sugar and unsatisfied with their meal or snack, resulting in the possibility of overeating. Sweet Corn is high in sugar and 1 medium ear of sweet corn gives you about 140 calories and 1 1/2 carbohydrate servings
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Sweet corn is high in protein but a high carb food. Canned corn usually has salt and sugar added and creamstyle corn has no cream nor any milk added...it only has SUGAR and CORNSTARCH which raises the calorie conten. Eat corn fresh and in moderation.
When I feel a sweet craving coming on, and I know I'm likely to eat much too much of something much too unhealthy, I compromise with a lollipop (or hard candy, if you prefer). My favorite brand is organic, all natural, has no corn syrup, and is flavored with fruit, so it's quite a bit healthier than a 'regular' corn syrup pop, and by the time I've finished it off 10-15 minutes later, the craving has passed/been satisfied, and I've only consumed 1 pop under 25 calories, instead of whatever else.
This 'compromise' works great for desert too, if you are craving something sweet after dinner and fruit isn't cutting it right then. Turn to fruit 1st though!
My favorite brand is Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, if anyone is interested. They taste great! (No, I'm not being paid to say any of this.)
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