What food to avoid with diabetes?

Sugary foods are the most problematic drinks for people with diabetes to consume. Furthermore, these beverages are high in fructose, which can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Consuming sweetened drinks increases the risk of diabetes-related complications such as fatty liver disease.

Dr. Rashmi Verma Created on 29th Apr, 21

People with diabetes should treat their disease and improve their quality of life, health-related problems by eating a healthy and nutritious diet. It will also impact how much stamina they have in the day for work.

There is confusion among people in Bhopal who are suffering from diabetes regarding the foods to avoid. Well, diabetes does not imply you give up any of your favourite foods. The only thing you need to check is the quantity of your favourite food. 

 

In this article, we will look at the foods that diabetic patients must avoid.

 

Carbohydrates are an essential source of nutrition, but as a person with diabetes, you must choose carbohydrates with caution. 

 

Beverages with added sugar

Sugary foods are the most problematic drinks for people with diabetes to consume. Furthermore, these beverages are high in fructose, which can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Consuming sweetened drinks increases the risk of diabetes-related complications such as fatty liver disease. 

 

In different trials, having 25% of calories via high fructose drinks on a weight-maintenance diet resulted in -

  • Higher insulin resistance
  • Abdominal fat,
  • A reduced metabolic rate,
  • Heart complications,
  • Obesity and overweight.

Instead of sugary beverages, drink water, soda water, or sugar-free iced tea to regulate your blood glucose levels in a better way.

 

Avoid trans fats

Margarine, peanut butter, creamers, and frozen meals all contain trans fats. Trans fats have been related to

  • Higher inflammation,
  • Insulin tolerance,
  • Stomach fat,
  • Decreased HDL levels (good cholesterol),
  • Reduced arterial function.

Though transfat is not directly related to your increased blood glucose, it can complicate your health conditions. 

 

Stop consuming pasta, white bread, and rice.

In people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, eating pizza, bagels, and other refined-flour foods dramatically increases blood sugar levels. So, you must avoid all these. Along with that, you must visit your doctor in Bhopal to have proper treatment. 

 

Avoid flavoured yoghurt :

Plain yoghurt is a healthy option if you have diabetes. However, you should avoid flavoured yoghurt. These yoghurts are high in carbohydrates and sugar.

 

In reality, a 1-cup portion of fruit-flavoured yoghurt could contain nearly 31 grams of sugar, which accounts for roughly 61 percent of the calories.

 

Rather than choosing high-sugar yogurts that may increase your blood sugar levels, go for regular, whole milk yogurt. It has no added sugar and can help with appetite control, weight loss, and good health.

 

Stay away from dried fruits : 

Fruits are high in vitamin C and potassium, as well as other essential vitamins and minerals. It is a fact that dried fruits contain a higher amount of nutrients. However, the amount of sugar in dried fruit increases as well.

 

You don't have to give up fruit entirely if you have diabetes. Sticking to low-sugar fruits like fresh berries or a small apple will help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

 

Avoid package foods :

You should avoid snacks such as pretzels, crackers, and other processed snacks. They are mostly made of processed flour and have little nutrients, but they are high in fast-digesting carbohydrates. So consuming these snacks can trigger your blood sugar quickly. 

 

Some of these foods may have a more elevated amount of carbs than their nutrition labels indicate. According to one report, snacks have 7.7% more calories on average than their claims on the label.

 

Be careful about fruit juice :

While fruit juice is sometimes regarded as a nutritious beverage, its effects on your blood glucose are close to that of sodas as well as other sugary drinks.

 

It applies to all unsweetened 100 percent fruit juice and juice with added sugar. So, be careful when consuming fruit juice if you have diabetes.

 

Breakfast cereals with added sugar :

If you have diabetes, cereal is one of the worst ways to begin your day. Most cereals are heavily refined and produce much more carbohydrates than many people know, despite what they show on their packets.

 

Furthermore, they contain a minimal amount of protein. You must avoid regular cereals and go for a protein-based, low-carb meal to maintain blood glucose levels.