Do you know all the foods that make your blood sugar spike? Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes require very careful attention to diet, but many people don’t realize how much sugar and processed chemicals they put into their body. In this post, we’re going to reveal the 17 worst foods for diabetics.
Read to #1 – you won’t believe this “healthy” breakfast food is actually one of the worst offenders.
According to the CDC, one of the most important factors for living a healthy life while diabetic is learning to read labels, eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, and fiber, exercising, and reducing processed foods.
These same guidelines warn against high-fructose corn syrup and trans-fats, which are often added to pre-packaged foods. Today, we will help you determine what foods have hidden sugars and trans-fats, and what to eat instead.
Instead of simply listing foods, this post will go into detail on the hidden sugar and fat you didn’t realize were out there, the added chemicals, and even the best replacements you can find. You will find answers to questions you didn’t know you had about sugar, fat, calories, and weight.
Are you ready to take full control of your diet? Don’t worry! It’s not like you’ll have to throw out your entire pantry; instead, we’ll help you figure out new alternatives that you’ll love. Let’s begin!
#1. Dried Fruit
So you have heard that fruit is healthy and that it gives you energy and fiber. Well, that doesn’t really apply to dry fruits, as these are just highly concentrated versions with tons of fructose, a type of sugar.
Once fruits are dry, they also lose all their fiber, so you are essentially giving your body a whole lot of sugar without anything else to help slow down absorption. Still, want fruit? No worries, try whole fruits instead, the more fiber-y, the better. Some good fruits for diabetics include oranges, berries, apricots, and apples.