When dealing with which type of food should diabetic people avoid, what else could we expect to occupy the front row other than the sugar-packed food products, right?
In the Philippines, being diabetic and having an ‘undisciplined’ lifestyle, most importantly when it comes to the aspect of food consumption, is surely closely related to having a now limited-years-of-living. The previously stated is true to the extent that only if a diabetic individual would avoid certain foods that he or she should actually have prevented eating at the first place, then only can that individual obtain a longer span of living.
Encountering diabetes is no joke since beyond from the fact that it is a chronic disease, it also has affected not only lot, but probably a considerable proportion of not only adults but as well as children in the country.
If left untreated and has been provided insufficient attention just as needed, could lead you to its dreadful path which is through linking you with further much serious and harmful diseases such as illness in the heart and kidney, losing your eyesight, and other more folds of unwanted complications.
To give you a hand regarding which food should you avoid, here is a list of the food that would only surely worsen your diabetes, and therefore, you must abort consuming at all costs!
- Dried Fruits
If you’re having hard-time guessing which would be better for your health, you must take note that dried fruits in comparison to the fresh ones contain much more sugar level, therefore, is considered bad for your diabetic-state.
That is why, the next time around, make sure to remind yourself that not only fresh fruits contain much of moisture but as well as, the kind which definitely won’t kill you upon consumption. Alright?
- Packaged Snack Foods
Regarding this matter, there is just one logical statement that you should keep in mind: If it is packaged, then it is not a good choice for a snack.
Well, you may be confused about why. Basically, that is because these packaged snacks contain fast-digesting carbs and are made of refined flour, which technically, is expected to contribute to an unwanted increase in your blood sugar level.
Therefore, whenever hungry, it is better for you to opt for consuming nuts and veggies that are low in carbs… because trust me, even the nutritional facts on your packed snack cannot be trusted.
- Fruit-Flavored Yogurt
Yogurt- because it has usually low fat content yet is already loaded with just the sufficient amount of carbs, is indeed a good choice for diabetic individuals- as long as it is plain and has no added-up flavors.
Now, the next time you’ll go to a store, be sure to choose only the plain, whole-milk yogurt and be sure to consume them not on their frozen state… that just might turn things upside-down as expected.
- Industrial Trans Fats
Amongst the many kinds of fats, unsaturated are the healthiest ones whilst when talking about the least helpful especially to those diagnosed with diabetes is nothing else but trans fats: These aren’t just a good source for your needs, but utmost important, is extremely harmful.
Technically, the blame could be pointed to the process which it undergoes.
Outcome-wise, here are the common sources of trans fats you should make sure aren’t on your fridge: peanut butter, bread spreads, margarine, and even creamers. Also, be watchful as this type of fats could also be added up to pastries and baked goods such as crackers and muffins! Therefore, it is a must that you double-check the content before consuming them.
- Carbs-Packed Staples: Rice, Pasta, and White Bread
Diabetic people that are diagnosed with both diabetes types 1 and 2 should be consistent with their avoidance of wheat products- especially, the white bread.
Pasta and rice also give off the same effect that is why if you are diabetic, you should not just focus on minimizing the intake of these three, but preferably, focus on the total abstinence from this food… no matter how much you’re used to in involving them in your everyday meals.
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