Most people compare the diagnoses of diabetes to jail sentence because they are suddenly restricted from almost everything. The thing people mind the most is the restriction on food. But what you have to understand is that not abiding by a set diabetic diet can exacerbate your situation and make it worse than it needs to be.

Therefore, you should keep your health in mind and avoid the following that are most definitely among the worst food choices for diabetics.

Coffee

Simple coffee made at home with just a little amount of milk can be enjoyed every day because it contains very few calories. However, hot drinks from popular outlets often contain a lot of sugar and artificial flavors that can worsen your sugar levels.

 

Gravy

Most people can’t even think about eating items like biscuits and sausages without soaking them in gravy. But you might reconsider indulging in this tasty treat once you found out that it contains nothing but saturated fat. So try to find healthy alternatives.

Fried Fish

If you’ve heard that eating fish helps you manage your weight better then you have heard it right. But that does not include fried fish. Frying the fish more or less defeats the purpose of eating something healthy. There are plenty of preparation methods, like grilling, baking and broiling, that will leave your fish tasting delicious while keeping it completely nutritious.

Fruit Drinks

Surprising, isn’t it? Homemade fresh fruits drinks are very healthy and make for perfect beverages for diabetics. But the same cannot be said for packaged fruit drinks. Most of them are processed which diminishes their nutritional value.

Cinnamon Rolls

 

The smell alone is enough to draw most people towards cinnamon rolls and their delicious taste doesn’t hurt either. But before you succumb to this tasty trap, consider this; cinnamon rolls are chalked full of sugar from their filling to the icing on top. You might as well be eating a large chunk of sugar. If you care about your well being at all, then avoid them from now on. But don’t despair because there are a lot of alternatives available in the market that contain much less sugar.

To know what other food items you must avoid to control your diabetes stick around for Part 2 of this blog.

 

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