HEB says it is going to start labeling hundreds of food products  as 'Carb Aware' to help diabetics know what is safe for them to eat, 1200 WOAI news reports.


  The 'Carb Aware' icon signifies that the product contains less than 15 grams of carbs per serving.


  Carbohydrates break down into glucose, so diabetics have to watch their carb intake to make sure their blood sugar levels are regulated.


  HEB will also be labeling products as 'Vegan,' Vegetarian,' and 'Whole Grain,' to make it easier for shoppers to choose these types of products.


  Vegans, who only eat products which are naturally grown, will be able to know if the product excludes meat, pork, poultry, eggs, fish, shellfish, dairy products and any other animal-derived ingredients.  Vegetarians will know when items exclude meat, port, poultry, fish and shellfish, but vegetarians do eat other animal derived products like eggs and milk.  Whole Grain products must list the first ingredient as a whole grain.


  "Education is the key to sparking healthy habits in the communities we serve," said Kate Rogers, vice president of Communications and Engagement for HEB.