Everybody loves food as it is the main source of energy for our body. But what happens if that energy giving food becomes killer?? Yeah……you’ve read it right…..not all type of food is beneficial for us especially when it comes to a diabetic person. In order to maintain heat and blood sugar level, it is essential to take proper diet and exercise. But have to avoid some of the killer foods and unnecessary heavy workouts that can make the situation worse.
Diabetes – What and Why??
But before discussing the killer foods that are needed to be avoided in diabetes, let’s discuss what actually the diabetes is and how do we lead a normal life even after affecting by this problem. Diabetes is a problem in which the level of blood sugar becomes high and our body stops producing necessary insulin of its own. In other words, it can be said that diabetes is a kind of problem in which either the insulin production is not enough or our body cells stop do not respond to the insulin properly. Now, people often ask me how do we come to know that we are affected by this disease or you can say what are the symptoms of diabetes?? Well, if a person is affected by this problem then he typically experiences frequent urination, and he will become increasingly thirsty and hungry.
Is diabetes of different types?? If yes then how many types are there??
This is another question frequently asked by the patients that are there any type of diabetes?? Well, Yes. Like all other diseases, Diabetes also has its different types. All the types are different but still share something in common. Before moving forward towards our main discussion about killer food, let’s know about the types of diabetes a little more.
Type 1 Diabetes
This kind of diabetes generally affects the person in the early age, say, before 40 years. Sometimes, it affects the person in his childhood or teenage. In type 1 diabetes, the person’s body stops producing insulin and in order to survive, he needs to take insulin injections. But if the patient properly follows the healthy tips and do the regular exercise then he can lead a normal life.
Type 2 Diabetes
Let’s come to the second type of diabetes whose name is none other than type 2 diabetes. This is a kind of problem in which body produces little or no insulin. Also, in this case, our body stops responding towards the little insulin produced. Well, this type of diabetes can be controlled and monitored by taking healthy diet and proper exercise. Apart from this, weight plays an important role. In order to maintain the blood sugar level, in this case, a person needs to loose weight and bring the same to the ideal one.
This type of diabetes mainly affects the pregnant women. Basically, those women whose diet before pregnancy includes high cholesterol and animal fat are more likely to suffer from such kind of disease. Well, this type of diabetes also causes a problem during childbirth and also affects the baby.
Killer Foods to avoid in Diabetes:
So, after knowing each and every part of diabetes, let’s move towards our main discussion that is which killer foods are needed to avoid in diabetes? Well said by someone, Think before you speak…..but let me change these words for a diabetic person that Think before you eat……
Eating with diabetes doesn’t have to mean deprivation or starvation or that boring food but we should know that some of the foods are really dangerous and can make the situation worst. But here the question arises which are those killer foods that are needed to be avoided?? Well, all the foods which are high in carbohydrates, sodium, calories, and saturated fat are dangerous for a diabetic patient and should be avoided.
They are rich in carbohydrates, fat and calories. The amount of Sodium in different preparations and recipes is also objectionable for the diabetics.
The fruit juices are rich in fruit sugars, added sugars and other fortifications. Some acids that occur naturally in the fruits can also pose problems for the diabetic people.
Though some amount of coffee with a regulated amount of fat and carbohydrate can be consumed by the diabetic persons; the decadent desserts available at almost all the coffee houses and takeaways such as White Chocolate Mocha, Drunkaccino etc are loaded with carbohydrates, fats and dreaded calories which are harmful. Hence, the diabetic people should take utmost care while choosing coffee based beverages for consumption.
Though the dried fruits are rich in fibre content and many other nutrients and minerals; the amount of blood sugar they inject into the system upon consumption is questionable and can thus pose a serious threat to the people suffering from diabetes.
White Rice, White Bread and Flour:
These 3 will cover a very broad spectrum of the eatables and thus are a clear cut indicator of the seriousness one should have while choosing food in case if diabetes. The white rice, white bread and white flour (White pasta etc) all are a rich source of carbohydrates and add huge amounts of blood sugars in the blood stream once ingested.
Hence, the diabetic people should consume their brown counterparts and that too in moderation.
Fatty Cuts of Meat and Full-Fat Dairy:
The fat is a sinister lurker in almost every other thing we like to eat in our daily life. Fatty cuts of meat that form the juicy portions when cooked and are generally sought after by all the meat lovers are a big no-no for the diabetics. Similarly, the full-fat dairy which is extremely healthy and nutritious otherwise, will send tonnes of fat down your gut and play havoc with diabetes.
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy:
Biscuits and Gravy is one of the most popular breakfast dishes and a lot of people are consuming it in their daily lives without knowing that the dish itself is loaded with Calories, Sodium and Saturated Fat. This much amount of calories and fats is not good even for the otherwise healthy people what to talk of the diabetics.
Hence, next time you are picking your breakfast from some place, the traditional Biscuit and Gravy is a BIG NO- NO..!!
Other foods that should be avoided by the diabetics are as follows:
- Battered Fish Snacks
- Deep Fried Chinese Foods
- French Fries (Restaurant Made)
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Pies, & Smoothies
- Fried Chicken
- Readymade baked goods and doughnuts
- Frozen meals
- Readymade cakes
- Soft drinks
- Milkshakes and Frozen Pizza
- Alcohol and Restaurant Pizza
Hence, choose your food wisely and stay healthy..!!