What foods should diabetics avoid? Starting from sugars to meat and fish: let's see what to eat and what to forget forever.
Do diabetics have foods to avoid? Yes, quite a few too. When you discover that you have this disease, you must necessarily change your diet. There are foods that are allowed and others that are forbidden, as well as dishes that must be restricted. Let's see what to put on the table and what, instead, should be eliminated forever from your shopping cart.
Diabetics: the foods to avoid
What should a diabetic eat? It is good to start with the foods to be deleted, it is much simpler. The rule to always keep in mind is one: eliminate or reduce as much as possible all foods that contain sugars . In this way, in fact, it is avoided that the relative level in the blood rises too much. Before delving into the topic of diabetes and foods to avoid, it is good to emphasize that all people who have this disease must follow the directions, culinary and otherwise, of their doctor. The foods not to be ingested or limited to the maximum are:
- croissants and brioches;
- butter and margarine;
- crackers, breadsticks and pizza;
- filled pasta and pasta dishes containing fats and salt;
- cured meats and sausages, rich in saturated fats and salt;
- aged cheeses and ice cream;
- fresh fruit rich in sugars (to be limited) and dried or in syrup (to be avoided);
- sugary drinks;
The first indication a person gets when they discover they have diabetes is to limit sugar as much as possible. This simple carbohydrate, in fact, goes to raise the relative values in the blood too much. Ditto for honey, which can cause high blood sugar spikes. The foods listed above also fall into the category, if we can call it that, 'type 2 diabetes what not to eat'.
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Diabetics: what to eat?
While aged cheeses are prohibited, fresh ones such as ricotta or primo sale are allowed , albeit in limited quantities. Instead of butter, season dishes with extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil. As for the foods to bring to the table, go ahead to:
- fruit not rich in sugar (to be limited);
- Whole grains;
- legumes, such as beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas;
- blue fish not rich in mercury;
- white meat such as chicken or turkey;
- lean red meat such as veal (to be limited);
- low-fat dairy products, such as milk and yogurt;
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