Diabetic Food List: What Not to Eat

Food to Avoid If You Have Diabetes

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Diabetes is much simpler to handle if you are aware of what foods should be avoided. While some of these should be avoided altogether, a few of them can be eaten every once in a while. This diabetic food list focuses on what to avoid eating or what to eat in moderation. Take control of your health by eliminating these bad foods from your diet.

* While it is not a good idea to consume any french fries in large portions, you should be particularly careful when consuming french fries from fast food places. Not only do you have to be concerned about the carbohydrates in the potatoes and the fats, but many fast food places add sugars to their potatoes to give them a brown color once they are fried.

* Hamburgers are a source of fat, which is the main reason that they should be avoided. If you are going to have a hamburger you should eat it with a whole-grain bun or no bun at all. It is also a good idea to only eat the leanest meat available.

* Fried chicken is not a good thing for a diabetic to eat because of the large amount of fat in it.  The fact that it is covered in flour is also a factor because those extra carbohydrates can boost blood glucose levels.

* Sandwiches that have a large amount of fat in them should be avoided.  If you are going to consume things like tuna salad then you should try to make it as low in fat as possible. One way to do this is to switch to a low-fat mayo or use a fat free salad dressing to moisten the tuna.

* Taco salad is one of those foods that can be alright to have if you make some serious adjustments. Using low-fat or fat-free sour cream and cheese and lean meats can cut down on a lot of the fat in it.

* While there is nothing wrong with incorporating fresh fruit into your diet, you still have to pay attention to the amount of sugars your body is consuming.  Having a smoothie every once in a while is fine as long as you watch the amount you drink and use fruits that are not incredibly high in sugar.

* It is tempting to fall into the frozen meal traps, but like most processed foods pot pies that come in your freezer case are not good for you and should be avoided.  These are particularly bad because they contain preservatives, additives, carbohydrates, and large amounts of fat.  Eating these will guarantee that your glucose levels will rise.

* Since most jams and jellies are loaded with added sugar, you would be doing your body a favor by avoiding them. The only time these items are acceptable are if they are made with no added sugars, and they should still be eaten in very small amounts.

* White and starchy foods should be avoided completely.  This is because they are made up of simple carbohydrates, which the body uses to raise blood sugar at an alarming rate.

* Eating dressing and toppings that are loaded in fat will only add more to your overall blood glucose level.  Try eating a light or fat free dressing and add healthy toppings like whole wheat croutons and fresh nuts.

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You will find it much simpler to manage your diabetes if you follow these simple tips and avoid the foods in the diabetic food list.  Always keep track of what your body intakes so that you can stay as healthy as possible.