Top 9 Foods to Be Avoided by Diabetic Patients

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A planned diet is essential to control blood sugar levels. However, it’s not always abvious what NOT to eat. To make your life easier, here is a list of top 10 foods you should avoid if you are diabetic.

White Bread

Refined starch is one of the most dangerous foods. This carbohydrate is found in white bread, white pasta, and anything else made with white flour. Refined starch has a high level of glycemic index, which increases blood sugar levels quickly.

Whole Milk

Full fat dairy products are loaded with saturated fats that increases insulin resistance.  Saturated fats increase the level of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and increases the risk of heart diseases.

White Rice

White rice has a high load of low quality carbohydrates and lacks fiber. It is easily digested, which causes blood sugar to increase quickly.  Chose high fiber cereals instead of white rice or replace it with brown rice if you can’t stay away from rice.

Potatoes

This vegetable is dangerous for diabetics. That’s becayse the starch in them is built of long chains of glucose that once broken down go into the bloodstream, leading to a spike in blood sugar.




Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is loaded with sugar which are rapidly absorbed. Daily intake of fruit juice has been shown to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Raisins

Even though they are rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, they cause a sudden spike in blood sugar. This spike makes then dangerous for diabetics.

French fries

Greasy and delicious, these stick of flaour have the disadvatages of potatoes, plus they’re deep fried. In fact any fried food should be avoided, since they lead to obesity.

Soft drinks and energy drink

It is well known that these have an enourmous amount of sugar. They should be avoided at all costs. Drink water instead.

Fatty cuts of meat

These meats are loaded with saturated fat that increases the risk of heart disease and obesity. Eat lean cuts of meat or white meat instead.

 


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Juan has worked in various fields of biology. His research history spans from studying DNA damage by pesticides, to the study of proteins to break down vegetable waste to potentially use it as an energy source. He likes camping, Mexican food, photography, and cats.