Knowing what to eat these days can be confusing. Everywhere you look people are claiming what is or isn’t good for you to eat. It seems like every week we’re educated by social media by some new health food trend. Sometimes you may ask yourself, what’s actually healthy and what isn’t? So many products have the words gluten-free or organic on them. These type of labels tend to give us a sense of security that we are eating healthy.
This confusion of knowing what to and not to eat is even worse for people with health ailments, such as diabetes. With diabetes, one must be more cautious about what foods they put into their body. Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is a result of your body turning food into a sugar that can be used for energy immediately or stored for later use. Diabetes is a disease that results from having high levels of blood sugar and since too much sugar in your blood is harmful, a diabetic should know how eating affects their blood sugar level.
There are many places one can look for tips on how eat a healthy diet with diabetes, but many views are conflicting and unproven. There are however, a few tips that have weathered the test of time and have been proven to be effective on with their lives.
Pritzker Law, a national law firm dedicated to helping injured people, recently created an infographic that outlines 15 foods to avoid if you have diabetes. These tips are proven and effective. Next time you’re in doubt if a food should be avoided or not, this graphic can come in handy.