There are various life-threatening diseases that humans fear. One of them is diabetes. If you somehow test positive you know it is going to be a life-long struggle. A person who is a sugar patient must be very cautious about what she is putting into her system. Slight negligence can lead to high glucose levels, which can further damage the nerve and blood vessels. This may sound like nothing, but if this elevated sugar levels can be life-threatening as it can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and gum infections, as per several health reports. You must have heard from many what you should eat to keep those sugar levels in control, but did anyone ever told you what not to eat? If not, we are here with a few recommendations. Check it out!
White bread has a high glycemic index, which means there is an excessive amount of carbohydrate in it. You don’t want to put that into your system because it will directly lead to elevated blood sugar levels. It is best that you swap white bread with whole-grain one.
Your doctor might have asked you to keep a safe distance from soda, but do you know why exactly? It is because is loaded with sugar content. Within a few minutes of taking it in, you consume about 10 teaspoons of sugar and this rapidly signals an insulin release. Since being a sugar patient you have insulin resistance, you must not have soda.
Yes, we know you thought dried fruits are healthy and great for the body. It sure is, but not for you! They contain a high amount of carbs and no water to balance it out. Whereas, real fruits are packed with nutrients like water and fibre, both of which help to fill you up and remove toxins from the body.
Cereal bars are not the right kind of easy snack you should consume, being a diabetic person. Bars such as granola and cereal ones aren't just high in refined carbs, but it is also packed with syrups and sugars. These are the elements that keep them bound. If you have them, stop because these bars will take the blood glucose levels on the sugar roller coaster.
Have you ever checked the ingredient list of that store-bought flavoured yogurt? If not, then let us tell you what you are going to find! A cup of flavoured yogurt is filled with artificial sweeteners, carbs, and a little amount of protein in comparison to other elements.
It is time that you stop believing that the fat in the skim milk has been taken out completely. Reportedly, without fat, the skim milk just becomes a rich source of carbohydrates. So if you are having a glass of skim milk at night wondering it will be healthy, all you will get is an elevated blood glucose level in the morning.
You must be thinking instant noodles is not sweet! Yes, it is not, but instant noodles contain up to a day's worth of sodium, which spikes blood sugar. Not only this, but these easy-to-make noodles also have carbohydrates.
Jams & Jellies
Bread and jam is a big no-no if you have diabetes. All you will be having is sugar spread on another refined carbohydrate. Jams are jellies are all sugar and there is no good you will be getting out of it as you want your body to stay low on those glucose levels.
You will definitely have to find some other healthy snack options for watching movies because popcorn is highly glycemic. And if you don’t prepare your popcorn at home, store-bought one will usually come with artificial butter topping, caramel sauce, or more unhealthy items.
You already know that there is sugar in ice cream, but what you don’t know is that it usually comes with artery-clogging saturated fat. That’s why diabetic or not diabetic, one must not have them mindlessly. It also activates pleasure centres of the brain and blows out dopamine receptors.
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