15 Feb

Foods to Avoid When You Are Diabetic or Insulin Resistant

If you have any type of problems with your body regulating insulin (blood sugar), maintaining a healthy diet is your best weapon against health complications. You are probably well aware that you should avoid refined sugar and anything containing simple sugars like cakes, cookies, and other desserts, but there are many other foods that you should avoid. Here are just a few.

Trans Fats

Trans fats are unsaturated fats that have had hydrogen added to them to extend shelf life. Trans fats are found most often in frozen dinners, margarines, and peanut butters, but they can also be present in some muffins and breads to extend shelf life. While trans fats will not raise your blood sugar, they can be problematic for diabetics and insulin resistant patients. These patients are more prone to heart disease.

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