Given that most people suffering from peripheral neuropathy have the condition due to high blood sugar levels, the first line of defense in containing the spread of peripheral neuropath is controlling your glucose levels. The main way to control glucose levels is to control the amount of carbohydrates which are consumed during each meal or snack. It is really not as hard as you think to do this. No, you do not have to give up carbohydrates altogether, rather you need to eat the right portion (amount) of carbs at each meal and snack. The most difficult thing often to do is to find products in your grocery store that have low carbohydrates.We have a collection of products from cereals to soups and beyond that meet the specifications that you are looking for to control your carbohydrate intake. Please visit the shop on this site to help you out with pre-selected items from the Amazon Pantry.Before we go further however, you should determine if you have high blood sugar. The best way to do this is to work with you doctor who can order some blood tests for you. The A1C test is the common non fasting test for average glucose levels over the past 90 days. If the value is below x then you do not have glucose issues however if your values are x and up to x you are considered pre-diabetic and if it is over x then you are considered diabetic which means your peripheral neuropathy is likely caused by your high blood sugar, whether considered pre-diabetic or diabetic. Also consider that some people are so sensitive to blood sugar that they can start developing peripheral neuropathy even if they are not considered pre-diabetic.In general there is a rule of thumb that is easy to follow that will allow you to measure the amount of carbohydrates you ingest, but it will require a simple formula to use. A women can have 2-3 servings of carbohydrates per meal and 1 serving of carbohydrates for snacks for morning, afternoon and evening snacks. Men can have 3-4 servings of carbohydrates during each meal and 1-2 servings of carbohydrates for morning, afternoon and evening snacks. But what is a serving? Very simply consider 15 grams of carbohydrates 1 serving of carbohydrates. So if a packaged food label says that 1 serving of that product has 35g of carbohydrates then consider that 2 servings of carbs.. You need to round up or down depending on which side of the serving halfway mark the food is on. So lets say a nutrition label shows that a serving of cookies has 26g of carbohydrates. Since the excess after one serving is 11g (26g-15g=11g), you would round up to consider 1 serving of the cookies as having 2 servings of carbs. By following this simple rule you will be able to control your glucose levels during the day such that you do not get huge spikes of glucose in your bloodstream. The pleasant side effect of following the carbohydrate intake formula is that without even noticing it over time you will likely also lose weight and end up near your bodies natural body weight. This is also beneficial in controlling glucose as your Body Mass Index (BMI) should be in the normal range for best glucose control. Controlling your carbohydrate intake is not a diet, this is the new normal you have to switch to living day in and day out.. In general, In terms of portions on a plate you should have 2 portions of vegetables, 1 portion of meat and 1 portion of fruit with each full lunch and dinner meal.Meats do not typically contain carbohydrates however in Controlling Fats for Peripheral Neuropathy you can learn about which meats are better and worse for controlling trans fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. All of these factors also relate to peripheral neuropathy control and your overall health.

Please find a link here to a nutrition chart listing various foods and portions. This will help you determine what combinations of food and portions there of that you should eat.

We have listed a few featured low carbohydrate products in a list at the end of this blog post. A full shopping experience for low carbohydrate foods are located from the menu at Shop>Foods>Low Carb Pantry.

Here is a list of various food serving sizes and their carbohydrate content:

FOOD WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
FRUIT CARB CHART
Apple, dried 32 g 5 rings 21
Apple, no skin 110 g 1 cup 14
Applesauce, sweetened 255 g 1 cup 45
Applesauce, unsweetened 244g 1 cup 28
Apricot, raw 35 g 1 whole 4
Apricot, dried 18 g 5 halves 11
Banana 118 g 1 whole 27
Blackberries 72 g 1/2 cup 7
Blueberries 73 g 1/2 cup 10
Blueberries, sweetened 115 g 1/2 cup 25
Cantaloupe 160 g 1 cup 13
Cherries, raw 68 g 10 cherries 11
Dates 25 g 3 dates 19
Figs 38 g 2 figs 24
Grapefruit 123 g 1/2 fruit 13
Grapes 50 g 10 grapes 9
Honeydew melon 170 g 1 cup 15
Kiwi 76 g 1 medium 11
Mango 207 g 1 mango 31
Nectarines 136 g 1 nectarine 14
Papaya 304 g 1 papaya 33
Peach 98 g 1 peach 9
Pear 166 g 1 pear 26
Pineapple 47 g 1 slice 7
Raisins 14 g 1 packet 11
Raspberries 31 g 1/4 cup 4
Strawberries 83 g 1/2 cup 6
Tangarine 84 g 1 tangerine 11
VEGETABLES CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Artichoke 120 g 1 medium 14
Asparagus 60 g 4 spears 3
Avocado 29 g 1 oz 2
Beets 43 g 1/4 cup 4
Broccoli, cooked 156 g 1 cup 11
Broccoli, raw 88 g 1 cup 6
Brussel sprouts 155 g 1 cup 12
Cabbage 70 g 1 cup 4
Carrots, raw 55 g 1/2 cup 6
Cauliflower, raw 100 g 1 cup 5
Celery, raw 60 g 1/2 cup 2
Corn on the cob 63 g 1 ear 14
Corn, canned 210 g 1 cup 41-47
Cucumber, raw 104 g 1 cup 4
Eggplant 99 g 1 cup 9
Kale, cooked 65 g 1/2 cup 4
Leeks 26 g 1/4 cup 2
Lettuce 55 g 1 cup 2
Mushrooms, raw 17 g 1/4 cup <1
Okra, cooked 80 g 1/2 cup 5
Olives 22 g 5 olives 1
Onion, cooked 26 g 2 TBSP 2
Parsnips 78 g 1/2 cup 13
Peas 80 g 1/2 cup 6-11
Peppers 10 g 1 ring <1
Pickle 65 g 1 pickle 2
Potato 202 g 1 potato 43
Potatoes, mashed 210 g 1 cup 36
Potatoes, hash browns 48 g 1/2 cup 27
Snap Beans 135 g 1 cup 6-10
Spinach, raw 30 g 1 cup 1
Squash, summer, cooked 180 g 1 cup 8
Squash, winter, cooked 240 g 1 cup 18-24
Sweet potato 156 g 1 potato 28
Tomato 20 g 1 slice <1
*Potato salad 125 g 1/2 cup 14
GRAINS CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Bagel 70-90 g 1 whole 35-50
Banana bread 60 g 1 slice 33
Barley, cooked 79 g 1/2 cup 22
Biscuits 27 g 2 1/2″ biscuit 13
Bread, most types 20-40 g 1 slice 11-13
Bread, hotdog bun 43 g 1 bun 22
Bread, hamburger bun 43 g 1 bun 22
Bread, dinner roll 28 g 1 roll 15
Bulgur, cooked 182 g 1 cup 34
Cereals 30-55 g 1 serving 21-40
Cornbread 60 g 1 piece 29
Crackers 10 g 4 crackers 4-16
Couscous, cooked 157 g 1 cup 36
Croissant 57 g 1 whole 26
Croutons 10 g 1/4 cup 6
English muffin 57 g 1 muffin 25
Macaroni, cooked 140 g 1 cup 43
Muffin 57 g 1 muffin 19-28
Noodles 160 g 1 cup 40
Oat bran 12 g 2 TBSP 8
Pancake 38 g 1 pancake 11-14
Popcorn 8 g 1 cup 6
Pita, white 60 g 1 pita 33
Rice, brown cooked 195 g 1 cup 45
Rice, white cooked 158 g 1 cup 44
Stuffing 100 g 1/2 cup 22
Spaghetti 140 g 1 cup 37-43
Taco shell 13 g 1 shell 8
Tortilla 32 g 1 tortilla 12-17
Waffle 75 g 1 waffle 25
*Pizza 79 g 1 slice 19
MEAT CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
*Egg 33-61 g 1 egg <1
Bacon 19 g 3 slices <1
Beef any any 0
Bologna 57 g 2 slices 3
Clams 85 g 3 oz 3-5
Chicken, meat only 44 g 1 drumstick 0
Chicken, battered & fried 72 g 1 drumstick 6
Chicken, flour & fried 49 g 1 drumstick .8
Crab any any 0
Crab, imitation 85 g 3 oz 13
Fish any any 0
Fish sticks, breaded 57 g 1 serving 12
Ham 57 g 2 slices 1-2
Hotdog 45 g 1 frank 1
Lamb any any 0
Lobster any any 0
Oysters 84 g 6 oysters 2
Pork any any 0
Shrimp any any 0
Shrimp, breaded & fried 45 g 6 large 5
Turkey, meat any any 0
Veal any any 0
BEANS CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Baked beans, canned 127 g 1/2 cup 24
Black beans, cooked 86 g 1/2 cup 20
Chickpeas 100 g 1/2 cup 16-22
Great northern beans 89 g 1/2 cup 19
Hummus 28 g 2 TBSP 4
Kidney beans 89 g 1/2 cup 20
Lentils 99 g 1/2 cup 20
Lima beans 60 g 1/2 cup 17
White beans, canned 131 g 1/2 cup 28
NUTS CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Almonds 14 g 12 nuts 3
Cashews 28 g 18 nuts 9
Macadamia nuts 14 g 6 nuts 2
Mixed nuts 28 g 1 oz 6
Peanuts 14 g 14 nuts 2-3
Pecans 14 g 10 halves 2
Pine nuts 8 g 1 TBSP, 1/2 oz 1
Pistachios 7 g 11 nuts 2
Walnuts 14 g 7 halves 2
*Peanut butter 16 g 1 TBSP 3
FATS CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Butter 14 g 1 TBSP .01
Cheese, blue 28 g 1 oz .66
Cheese, cheddar 28 g 1 oz .36
Cheese, cottage 226 g 1 cup 6-10
Cheese, cream 15 g 1 TBSP 1
Cheese, feta 28 g 1 oz 1
Cheese, mozarella 28 g 1 oz 1
Cheese, parmesan 5 g 1 TBSP .2
Cheese, american 28 g 1 oz 1
Cheese, swiss 28 g 1 oz .6
Cheese, provolone 28 g 1 oz .6
Cheese, ricotta 62 g 1/4 cup 2-3
Cream 15 g 1 TBSP .5
Cream, sour 15 g 1 TBSP .6
Lard 0
Margarine 14 g 1 TBSP <1
Oils (all types) 0
Shortening 0
YOGURT CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Yogurt, plain 227 g 8 oz 11-17
Yogurt, fruit 227 g 8 oz 43
Yogurt, frozen 144 g 1 cup 36
DESSERT CARB CHART
Angelfood cake 50 g 1 piece 29
Brownie 56 g 1 piece 36
Cake 64 g 1 piece 34-50
Cake, pound 28 g 1 piece 14-17
Cake, snack 43 g 1 piece 28
Cheesecake 80 g 1 piece 20
Choc. chip cookie, homemade 16 g 1 cookie 9
Choc. chip cookie, refrig. dough 26 g 1 cookie 18
Cookie, oatmeal 15 g 1 cookie 9-17
Cookie, peanut butter 15 g 1 cookie 9-12
Cookie, sugar 15 g 1 cookie 9
Crust, graham cracker 30 g 1 piece 20
Crust, pie 16 g 1 piece 9
Doughnuts 13-60 g 1 doughnut 7-30
Fudge 19 g 1 piece 11-13
Graham cracker 14 g 2 squares 11
Ice cream 132 g 1 cup 30-38
Kit Kat 42 g 1 whole 27
m&m’s, plain 7 g 10 pieces 5
m&m’s, peanut 20 g 10 pieces 12
Milky Way 61 g 1 bar 43
Pastry 71 g 1 pastry 26-34
Pie, apple 155 g 1 piece 40-57
Pie, blueberry 147 g 1 piece 41-49
Pie, cherry 180 g 1 piece 47-70
Pie, chocolate 113 g 1 piece 38
Pie, coconut 104 g 1 piece 31
Pie, lemon meringue 113 g 1 piece 53
Pie, pecan 122 g 1 piece 64-67
Pie, pumpkin 155 g 1 piece 40
Snickers 57 g 1 bar 35
Marshmallows 50 g 1 cup 41
Mr. Goodbar 49 g 1 bar 27
Nestle Crunch 44 g 1 bar 29
Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups 45 g 2 cups 25
Yogurt, frozen 144 g 1 cup 36
BEVERAGES CARB CHART WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
Apple juice, unsweetened 248 g 1 cup 28
Coffee any any 0
Cranberry juice 253 g 8 fl oz 34
Grape juice 250 g 1 cup 31
Hot cocoa 206 g 1 serving 24
Lemonade 248 g 8 fl oz 18-26
Milk, chocolate 250 g 1 cup 26-30
Milk, white 244 g 1 cup 12
Milkshake, thick 300 g 11 fl oz 56-64
Orange juice 249 g 1 cup 28
Soda pop 355 g 12 fl oz 32-46
Soda pop, diet 355 g 12 fl oz 0-1
Tea 178 g 6-8 fl oz <1
Tomato juice 243 g 1 cup 10
Water any any 0
Alcohol:
Beer, light 354 g 12 fl oz 6
Beer 355 g 12 fl oz 13
Daiquiri 60 g 2 fl oz 4
Gin 42 g 1.5 fl oz 0
Rum 42 g 1.5 fl oz 0
Vodka 42 g 1.5 fl oz 0
Whiskey 42 g 1.5 fl oz 0
Dessert wine 103 g 3.5 fl oz 12-14
Table wine 103 g 3.5 fl oz 3
OTHER WEIGHT (g) COMMON MEASURE CARBOHYDRATE (g)
CONDIMENTS:
Creamer 2 g 1 serving 1-2
Chocolate syrup 19 g 1 TBSP 12
Gravy 60 g 1/4 cup 3
Honey 21 g 1 TBSP 17
Ketchup 15 g 1 TBSP 4
Jam/Jelly 20 g 1 TBSP 13
Mustard 5 g 1 tsp <1
INGREDIENTS:
Baking powder 5 g 1 tsp 2
Baking soda 4.6 g 1 tsp 0
Cream of tartar 3 g 1 tsp 1.85
Spices 1-2 g 1 t-1 T 1
Yeast 4 g 1 tsp 1.65
Lemon juice 24 g 1/2 lemon 2
Lime juice 19 g 1/2 lime 2
Buttermilk 61 g 1/4 cup 3
SWEETENERS:
Sweeetened condensed milk 77 g 1/4 cup 42
Coconut, dried & sweetened 18 g 2 TBSP 6
Sugar, brown 3.2 g 1 tsp 3
Sugar, granulated 4.2 g 1 tsp 4
Sugar, powdered 8 g 1 TBSP 8
Syrup, chocolate 19 g 1 TBSP 12
Syrup, corn 20 g 1 TBSP 15
Syrup, maple 20 g 1 TBSP 13