When you have type 2 diabetes, the smallest changes in your diet can make a world’s difference to your health.
- If you are overweight, lose some weight. Dropping 10 pounds can affect the way that your body reacts to insulin and improve your cholesterol and blood pressure. Knowing what types of foods to incorporate into your diet will ultimately make this process incredibly easy. The Metabolic Research Institute has created a list of foods to stay away from if you have type 2 diabetes.
- Avoid Refined Sugar Foods high in refined sugar such as desserts and soda should be avoid. These foods lack nutritional value, and their high quantities of sugar can spike your blood sugar levels which can triggers a majority of the symptoms that individuals associate with type 2 diabetes.
- Dried Fruit While this snack is often found to be healthy and high in fiber and nutrients, the dehydration process causes these fruit’s natural sugars to concentrate. Although dried fruit is a better option than brownies and ice cream, it will still cause your sugar levels to rise tremendously.
- If you’re looking for a sweet and healthy treat, stick with fresh fruit options.
- Avoid low-quality carbohydrates. White Rice, Bread & Flour These foods are incredibly low-quality carbohydrates. In fact, any food that is made with white flour isn’t a great part of your diet if you have type 2 diabetes. This includes white bread, pasta, rice, cake, etc. This is because your body processes this very similarly to sugar, raising your glucose levels. A great way to tackle this part of your diet is by switching out any white flour items with whole-grain or wheat options. While managing your diet doesn’t create a treatment for your type 2 diabetes, it can make a big difference.
Make these changes to your diet today! Questions? Give us a call at (516) 802-3060.
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