6. Fried Foods
Fried foods are bad for you even if you don’t have diabetes. They’re really, really bad for you if you do. Why?
Studies show that trans fats – like the oils used for frying – may actually promote insulin resistance (24, 25).
Regular consumption of trans fatty foods already shares a solid link with cardiovascular disease, which also puts you at higher risk for metabolic syndrome and diabetes (26).
Familiarize yourself with the different types of trans fats companies use in processed food, and always read the nutritional content label (27).
Due to their low cost and ease of use, trans fats are a restaurant favorite. You may want to ask your waiter what oil the restaurant uses, and opt for healthier menu options.
7. Vitamin Water
Vitamin water was, and is, a huge hit in the drink industry. Yummy, flavored drinks with vitamins? They must be healthy!