If you are suffering from diabetes and wondering what food to avoid with diabetes then here is a guide for you.
Though quite obvious, definitely tops the chart. Chocolate, pudding or mousse contains a lot of sugar, being a good source of fast energy for most people, but in case of diabetes, as this energy does not reach the cells and only accumulates in the blood, can arise complications. However, sweets from fruits aren’t that dangerous as some of their sweetness does get absorbed in the body.
Healthy Alternative: Opt for fruits with bark and bagasse as a dessert or diet sweets in small quantity, at most 2 times a week.
2. Simple carbohydrates
Simple carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, and potatoes are converted to blood sugar and so it is the same as eating a sweet, without any integral source at the same time.
Healthy Alternative: Always opt for brown rice and whole noodles because they are beneficial because they have less sugar and consequently lower glycemic index.
3. Processed Meats
Such as bacon, salami, sausage, sausage and mortadella that are made with red meat and food additives, which contain chemicals toxic to the body, favoring the onset of diabetes. Sodium nitrate and nitrosamines are the two main substances present in these foods that cause damage to the pancreas, which over time ceases to work properly.
The habitual consumption of processed meat, especially the ham, also leads to the increase of the inflammation of the body and to the increase of the oxidative stress, which are also predisposing factors to the disease.
Healthy Alternative: Opt for a slice of unsalted white cheese.
4. Package Snacks
Packet crackers and snack foods like potato chips contain sodium and food additives that are also not indicated for those who have diabetes because they increase the risk of hypertension. In diabetic there is a change in blood vessels that facilitate the accumulation of fat plaques inside, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and consuming this type of food, this risk increases even more.
Healthy Alternative: Opt for snacks prepared at home baked sweet potato chips.
5. Alcoholic Beverages
Beer and Caipirinha are also bad choices because the beer dehydrates and increases the concentration of sugar in the blood and the caipirinha besides being made with a derivative of sugar cane still carries more sugar, being totally advised in case of diabetes.
Healthy Alternate: Opt for 1 cup of red wine eventually because it contains resveratrol that benefits the cardiovascular system. Check out: Drinking 1 glass of wine a day helps prevent heart attacks.
In diabetics the consumption of these foods can be severe because glucose, which is the main source of energy that cells need to work. It is not absorbed and continues to accumulate in the blood because insulin is not effective or not present in sufficient quantity and it is responsible for capturing the glucose, placing it inside the cells.
Diabetic Needs to Eat Well
Diabetics need to eat well by avoiding anything that can be turned into blood sugar because they do not have enough insulin to put all the glucose (blood sugar) inside the cells. So you have to be careful about what you eat, because virtually everything can become sugar in the blood and this will accumulate, lacking energy so that the cells can work.
Thus, to control diabetes and ensure that all glucose reaches the cells, you need to:
Decrease the amount of sugar that gets into the blood and
Ensure that existing insulin is really effective in your job of putting sugar inside cells.
This can be achieved through correct feeding and use of medications such as insulin, in case of type 1 diabetes, or metformin in case of type 2 diabetes, for example.
But it is no use to feed yourself badly by believing that the remedies will be sufficient to ensure the entry of glucose into cells. Because this is a daily adjustment and the amount of insulin needed to carry the sugar that an apple took to the blood is not the same as that needed to carry the sugar that a brigadier provided.