French Fries are bad for diabetics

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All over the world, Diabetes has been making the lives of many people a lot harder. The longer you have it, the more prone you are in to many diseases including blindness, kidney problems and many more.  Sometimes, it can be life threatening and you would need to have a good lifestyle to control it.  Aside from exercise, the food that you eat would have a great effect over it.

Diabetes UK believes that the answer to managing your diabetes is a controlled diet. You need to make that choice else, you would have to deal with many disease since diabetes weakens the body’s immune system. Once that the body is weaker, it would be more prone to many diseases and that would be a problem.

French Fries?

Most of the food that you have accustomed to eat like pasta, French fries and whatever food you like that are served in a fast food would be the ones that you needed to avoid.  Whenever you are going to I a fast food. Remember that those French fries might be good at satisfying you, but it would be your undoing as it would also spike your blood sugar.

French fries are a popular side at meals, but nutritionists at Healthline say they should be avoided, especially if you have diabetes. The site states: “Potatoes themselves are relatively high in carbs. One medium potato with the skin on contains 37g of carbs, four of which come from fibre.

“However, once they’ve been peeled and fried in vegetable oil, potatoes may do more than spike your blood sugar.”

According to the site, deep-frying foods has been shown to produce high amounts of toxic compounds like AGEs and aldehydes, which may promote inflammation and increase the risk of disease.

Eating cereal might be good for your figure, but it won’t do much in diabetes as it is among the many food that you need to avoid. Despite the health claim of the manufacturers, they would be bad for you since they contain more carbs than you can realize.  They also has less protein aside from the fact that you need to add some sugar to it so that it would make it tastier to eat.

To keep blood sugar and hunger under control, it advices you should skip cereal and choose a protein-based low-carb breakfast instead. It is estimated that more than one in 17 people in the UK has diabetes, many of which are undiagnosed.

Healthline has compiled foods that would help you to control your blood sugar and are shared below.  They are:

  1. Fatty fish
  2. Leafy greens
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Eggs
  5. Sophia Seeds
  6. Turmeric
  7. Nuts
  8. Broccoli
  9. Flax seeds
  10. Apple Cider Vinegar
  11. Strawberries
  12. Garlic
  13. Squash

Source: Healthline, Express UK