"The basic goal of nutrition for people with diabetes is to avoid blood sugar spikes," said Dr. Gerald Bernstein, director of the diabetes management program at Friedman Diabetes Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.
When your diagnosed with this horrible disease, the best thing for you to do to stay healthy is to follow a good diet.
Foods that are rich in carbs and in sugar are the worst for you to consume since the body absorbs these simple sugars almost instantly.
On the other hand, when your diabetic the foods don't get dissolved easily thus increasing your levels of sugar in the body.
Foods like white rice and dairy products should be avoided at any cost if your suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Here are some of the other 'healthy' foods you sadly have to say no to, in order to live a better lifestyle.
If you love rice and can't seem to do without it, opt for brown rice as it is much healthier than white. When a diabetic chooses to eat white rice, the insulin level increases due to the high amount of white flour present in the rice.
Blended coffees that are laced with syrup, sugar, whipped cream are another healthy food diabetics should stay away from. Having a cup of hot black coffee sans sugar is a better option.
Some fruits like banana are naturally high in sugar content which might affect the insulin levels of a diabetic. This is one of the many foods a diabetic must avoid at any cost.
High-calorie, high fat, high-sodium, and high-carb Chinese food dishes can spike blood sugar. Consuming chinese food once in a way is okay but not on a regular basis.
A fruit smoothie sounds like healthy refreshment for you and me, but it can be a sugary disaster if you have diabetes. Opt for a fresh low calorie and non sugar type of fruit juice.
The other healthy food diabetics must avoid at any cost is cereal. This type of food contains a high amount of artificial sugar coating which is not good for diabetics.
French fries are nothing but little carbohydrate sponges soaked in fat making this one of the worst and so called healthy foods that diabetics should avoid.
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Chicken when boiled is a healthy treat as it contains a whole lot of proteins. But, when the chicken is fried it becomes an unhealthy treat for diabetics to enjoy.
Aerated drinks should be completely avoided if you want to live a healthy lifestyle. These drinks are spiked with a lot of sugar which is not healthy for diabetics.