21 Worst Foods For Diabetes

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Although living with diabetes doesn’t mean deprivation, some foods should be avoided because they are high in saturated fat, sodium, calories or carbs.

If you have diabetes, avoid these 21 foods which can cause blood sugar spikes or other health problems. And don’t worry, we listed the alternatives to all your favorite foods!

1. Candy

Although a lot of people believe that diabetics are not allowed to eat sugar and desserts, you can actually eat a small serving of your favorite cake once in a while and still manage your diabetes. However, it is important to note that if you cannot resist a sweet craving, you need to keep your portions small.

Since we clarified this common misconception, we need to warn you that high sugar foods cause a dramatic spike in blood sugar levels and can contribute to weight gain – two factors which can increase your risk of diabetes complications.

It would be best if you could satisfy your sweet tooth by eating high-quality carbohydrates such as apples, berries, pears, grapes, and oranges.  Apart from being tasty, they are packed with fiber which helps the absorption of glucose.  Basically, it is much easier to control your blood sugar level while snacking on fresh fruits.

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