6 products diabetics shouldn't eat

January 22, 2020  17:41

You should think through your diet to control diabetes as some products can lead to a sharp increase in blood glucose. 

The list of the products is as follows:

Bakery products

Baking is the number one prohibition for diabetics. Sweets containing white flour, sugar and fat lead to a sharp jump in blood glucose levels. Sweets are especially dangerous for breakfast.

Instead of baking diabetes, it is recommended to eat a small amount of whole grain bread. If you really want sweets, you can think of pastries made specifically for diabetics. 

White rice

White rice is not only harmful for diabetes (as it increases blood sugar), but it can also be considered a risk factor for diabetes: a 2012 survey covering 350,000 people showed that the more white processed rice a person eats, the higher the risk he develops type 2 diabetes. An extra daily serving of rice increases this risk of diabetes by as much as 11%.

Instead of white rice, it is better to choose brown rice, as it contains more fiber, which slows down the increase in blood glucose after eating.


Bananas, melons, peaches and nectarines, grapes and many other fruits contain a lot of sugar, and their use causes significant jumps in glucose levels.

Unsweetened apples, blueberries and other berries are more suitable for people with diabetes.

Chinese food

Chinese cuisine usually consists of foods high in fat, sodium and carbohydrates. Such foods can sharply increase blood sugar and keep it high for a while.

Fans of Chinese food suffering from diabetes are advised to master its recipes for cooking at home. Thus it will be possible to avoid harmful ingredients and make more acceptable versions of these dishes.

Fruit juices

Fruit smoothies and freshly squeezed juices for diabetics are banned. They have too little fiber and too much sugar and carbohydrates.

If you really want a smoothie, make vegetables, or from fruits with a low sugar content, for example, from green apples. Of can be combined with carrots, with herbs.

French fries

French fries - a very high-calorie dish with a huge amount of carbohydrates and fat. Starchy foods should be used with extreme caution for diabetics.

It is advisable to use potatoes in the oven, and only in small quantities.

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