The right choice of food can help you to control your diabetes. People that have diabetes are aware of the fact that when it comes to diabetes the first rule is to avoid food high in sugar.
But, you should keep in mind that there are many foods that you may consume without even knowing that they are high in sugar.
Some foods are considered as healthy, but in fact that they contain fats and sugar that you might not know about. You should also be very cautious about carbs and fats, because they can also contribute to high levels of blood sugar!
20 Foods You Must Avoid
The hamburger is rich in saturated fat that can significantly increase your cholesterol. However, before you decide to eliminate this food from your diet, you should know that you can still eat it just make sure to check the nutritional information.
The American Heart Association claims that the saturated fat should be limited to 7% of the total calories on a daily basis.
This Mexican food is not recommended for people with diabetes. Keep in mind that nachos contain a lot of calories regardless of the way you eat it (as a meal or as an appetizer).
To be more specific, Chili’s Classic Nachos has exactly 830 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 39 grams of carbs. In other words, nachos are out of the menu!
Pizza is definitely one of the favorite foods to almost anyone. It is tasty and easy to get. It doesn’t matter if it is frozen pizza or commercially prepared, both of them have a high content of calories.
So, instead of eating a bunch of calories, you can always prepare pizza in your own home, choosing better toppings. It is recommended to prepare one with fresh veggies and herbs.
4. Dried Fruit
Individuals with type 2 diabetes are highly recommended to avoid dried fruit. Dried fruits have a high content of fiber and nutrients and this is the reason why many people consider this fruit as a healthy alternative. The truth is that the fruit undergoes dehydration and there is a concentration of natural sugar.
Dried fruit is a good replacement for cookies, but regardless of this, it will still increase your blood sugar. So, if you want something healthy and sweet at the same time, you can have strawberries or grapefruit.
5. Flour, Bread and White Rice
Diabetics need to take care of the amount of sugar and carbs they consume a day. Foods prepared with white flour such as rice, bread, and pasta are the same as sugar for the digestive system while the carbs interfere with the glucose levels in the body.
Actually, if you prefer carbs, you can consume whole grains like oatmeal and barley. Also, instead of white rice, you can always use brown.
6. Full-Fat Dairy
Full-fat dairy products contain saturated fats and can increase the bad cholesterol (LDL) as well as the risk of heart disease. People with diabetes are recommended to avoid products like cream, full-fat yogurt, ice-cream, and cream cheese.
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