In addition to medication, controlling diabetes disease requires great care in daily lifestyle habits including proper nutrition and exercise. It is important to note that some foods, despite their appearance, are relatively high in sugar and should be consumed with extreme caution. In particular, although some fruits are good for the health of the body, but diabetics should consume them in moderation.
Some of the foods that diabetics should be careful about:
1- White bread
According to researchers, diabetics can eat bread but only avoid eating white bread. White bread has a high glycemic index and can directly lead to high blood sugar levels. It is recommended that white bread be replaced with whole grain bread.
2- Fried foods
Fried foods are high in carbohydrates and fats, which is a difficult combination for diabetics to digest. Fried foods raise blood sugar quickly and keeps it high for a long time because it takes a long time to digest high amounts of fat.
3- Fruit smoothie
Although it looks healthy, a low-fiber smoothie made primarily from fruit is on the list of foods that diabetics should avoid. According to experts, smoothies are rich in carbohydrates and sugars, especially if there is no healthy protein or fat that acts like fiber to slow down digestion and prevent a sudden raise in blood sugar.
4- Energy drink
According to researchers at the University of Calgary, consuming caffeinated energy drinks (with 200 mg of caffeine) can raise blood sugar and blood insulin by as much as 30 percent and may then lead to impaired normal blood sugar levels. The main mechanism of the effect of caffeine on blood sugar is currently unknown.
5- Pasta and cheese
Pasta and cheese are usually made from white flour and highly refined noodles with high-fat milk and cheese. Pasta and cheese also have a high glycemic load.