Foods No One With Type 2 Diabetes Should Eat
The top 10 foods that should never be eaten by type 2 diabetics are ones that are high on the glycemic index, full of fats that are easily oxidized or foods high in advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). These are the foods to avoid with diabetes at all costs.
Here’s a quick view of the list:
- Protein bars
- Jasmine rice
- Tofu ice cream
- Genetically-engineered wheat
- Fried foods
- Trans fat foods
- Vegetable oils
- Boxed cereals
- Hot dogs
Read on to learn about why you should be avoiding these foods.
Protein Bars, Rice, Ice Cream, and Wheat
The first foods every diabetic should avoid are Cliff™ protein bars, jasmine rice, tofu ice cream, and genetically engineered wheat.
The glycemic index is a scale from 0 to 100 that measures the rate that sugars are released into the bloodstream from carbohydrate foods. A rating low on this scale between 0 and 55 correlates to a food that is not a problem to diabetics. When these low glycemic index foods are eaten, blood sugar stays low in diabetics. Examples include cherries, apples, lettuce, celery, beans, and chickpeas.
On the other hand, foods high on the glycemic index that are rated 70 to 100+ are ones that cause an exceptionally high burst of insulin after the blood sugar levels skyrocket. This reaction will eventually wear out the pancreas and may even cause the need for insulin at a later date.
Cliff™ protein bars are high in carbohydrates and have a glycemic index higher than 100. Jasmine rice and tofu ice cream also have an outrageous glycemic index higher than 100, and leave you searching for vending machine foods or instant snacks one hour after you eat them.
Other protein bars, other types of rice and ice cream have moderately high glycemic index scores, but are safe to eat.
Genetically engineered wheat is also a high glycemic index food. Surprised? Interestingly, the non-genetically engineered wheat called einkorn causes no such reaction to your blood sugar and in fact, keeps you stable mentally as well as physically.
Next page: why you should avoid list items five through 10.
Fried Foods, Trans Fat Foods, and Vegetable Oils
The problem with many types of fat is that their chemical structures aren’t stable when heated. The type of fat they have is called unsaturated, and the more unsaturated bonds these fats have (polyunsaturated fats are the worst), the more damage they do to the body.
The damage occurs via an excess amount of free radicals that then age the body rapidly. Diabetes is known to increase the aging in the body, and by adding fried foods, trans fat foods, and vegetable oils, you will speed up aging even faster.
The types of vegetable oils that are the worst are the standard American ‘vegetable oil’, corn oil, soy oil, and any seed oil (canola, pumpkin, walnut, almond, etc.). If you want to stay healthy, eat a handful of nuts rather than use the oils in cooking.
Use more stable oils such as butter, coconut oil, and palm oil. Olive oil is monounsaturated and produces fewer free radicals than polyunsaturated oils.
Boxed Cereals, Pizza and Hot Dogs
What’s wrong with boxed cereals, pizza, and hot dogs? They’re a staple of the American diet.
The processing that occurs in the preparation of these foods is the big problem. During the processing, molecular fragments called advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) are produced.
These are molecular terrorists once they get inside your body. Their goal is to cause your DNA to become gnarled and dysfunctional.
Here’s the real problem with AGEs – they multiply when you heat the foods to high temperatures and once they get inside your body. Eating these foods is a sure path to create rapid aging. In fact, every diabetic complication from peripheral neuropathy to kidney disease necessitating renal dialysis is connected to AGEs.
Cut out boxed cereals, pizza and hot dogs from your diet now. Don’t wait until you look in the mirror and see signs of aging. By then, it could be too late.
The 10 foods on this list can be easily eliminated, two per week every week for five weeks. Take a photo of how you look before you start the process and then at week 10. You’ll see a drastic difference.