3 Foods to avoid with diabetes

By Foodism Team

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions among adults and children worldwide. Uncontrolled diabetes has many serious consequences, including heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and other complications.

Prediabetes has also been linked to these conditions. Importantly, eating certain foods can raise your blood sugar and insulin levels and promote inflammation, which may increase your risk of disease.

Sugar-sweetened beverages

Sugary beverages are the worst drink choice for someone with diabetes.
First, they’re very high in carbs, with a 12-ounce (354-mL) can of cola providing 38.5 grams. The same amount of sweetened iced tea and lemonade each contain almost 45 grams of carbs exclusively from sugar.

Trans fats

Artificial trans fats are extremely unhealthy.

They’re created by adding hydrogen to unsaturated fatty acids to make them more stable. Trans fats are found in margarines, peanut butter, spreads, creamers, and frozen dinners. Furthermore, food manufacturers often add them to crackers, muffins, and other baked goods to help extend a product’s shelf life.

Fruit-flavoured yoghurt

Plain yoghurt can be a good option for people with diabetes. However, fruit-flavoured varieties are a very different story. Flavoured yogurts are typically made from nonfat or low fat milk and loaded with carbs and sugar. In fact, a 1-cup (245-gram) serving of fruit-flavored yogurt may contain almost 31 grams of sugar, meaning nearly 61% of its calories come from sugar

There are many more foods to avoid such as flavoured coffee drinks, sweet cereals etc that you should be avoiding if you have diabetes. Eating natural fruits and vegetable is the most beneficial in this case!