There’s more to eating with diabetes than not eating sugar.
Myth #1: You can eat all the sugar-free foods you want
Carbohydrates will raise your blood sugar, not just sugar. Many sugar-free alternatives, like xylitol, contain carbs.
Myth #2: Fruit will satisfy your sweet tooth healthily
Fruits still contain carbohydrates. If you must, whole, fresh fruit is better than canned or fruit juice. Its fibre slows glucose absorption.
Myth #3: Gluten-free diets are great for diabetes
Whole-grains are a crucial part of many diabetes diets and they’re not allowed in gluten-free diets.
Myth #4: Going vegetarian will manage diabetes best
Many vegetables are high in carbohydrates.
Ultimately, there’s no easy fix – follow your doctor’s or dietician’s advice and remember: everything in moderation.
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Published at Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:43:42 +0000