Some foods are best avoided if you want your sugar levels in your stride!
It is true that “all foods can fit” in a healthy diabetic diet, there are some foods that are just easier (and healthier) to avoid.
Fried foods: Deep fried foods can be one of your biggest enemies if you are a diabetic. Fried foods are heavy and starchy in nature. To add, they are soaked in oil, adding extra and useless calories to your diet. Trans fats, included in these foods is the main culprit for high cholesterol and heart disease.
Sugars: Direct sugars, in any form, prove to be extremely dangerous for diabetics, plain sugar and dried fruits like raisins, syrups, soda, sugary beverages or desserts, they can all cause a dangerous spike in your blood glucose levels. The only exception here would be natural sugars present in fruits. Diabetics can have apples, oranges, strawberries, lemons and plums where as fruits like grapes, mangoes, bananas and custard apple can be consumed in smaller quantities (one or 2 slices).
Refined foods: Include items like white bread, breakfast cereals, cakes, biscuits, buns, pastries, cookies and white pasta. Basically, anything that is made from refined flour is totally avoidable for diabetics. Such foods spike your blood glucose levels as quickly as simple sugars do. They result in increased insulin resistance and make it even more difficult for you to control your sugar levels.
Fruit juices: When you choose fruit juices over biting on whole fruits, you tend to cut out on their fibre content that is actually beneficial for you. Biting and chewing fruits causes a steady and gradual rise in sugar levels, which is any time desirable as compared to having a sudden spike as in the case of fruit juices.
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