Diabetes

Diabetes – Worst Foods!

Diabetes-Savvy Meals in a Glance
Diabetes-Savvy Meals in a Glance

When you are suffering from type 2diabetes, eat a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins and some important fats. However, you need to know what is a well-balanced dinner? A power meal that not only controls your sugar levels, but also gives you the strength and energy to kick start your day. But before you try them, know some of the worst foods if you are a diabetic. Here are some of the worst meals that can shoot your blood glucose levels and worsen your condition in the long run.

Farm Breakfast (2,060 calories, 276 g carbs)
Farm Breakfast (2,060 calories, 276 g carbs)

Diabetes is one disease, where a person has to be very careful with the choice of food. A farm breakfast would blow your calories and carb levels. People with diabetes must have 45 – 75 grams of carbohydrates. Activity, body weight, and medications also play a major role. This meal packs enough carbs for nearly five meals.

Mexican Mayhem (1,760 calories, 183 g carbs)
Mexican Mayhem (1,760 calories, 183 g carbs)

One bite of burrito can give you 98 grams of carbs and 810 calories in a restaurant along with chips and salsa. The more the calories, the slower the digestion and this can worsen your diabetes. It’s always better for you to avoid such foods.

Southern Rib Plate (2,510 calories, 83 g carbs)
Southern Rib Plate (2,510 calories, 83 g carbs)

Fatty pork ribs dipped in sugary barbeque with cheese, macaroni, and corn on the cob. Corn is a vegetable that has very high carbs. The total calories exceed the caloric intake that a woman with or without diabetes needs for an entire day.

Shrimp Pasta Alfredo (2,290 calories, 196 g carbs) 
Shrimp Pasta Alfredo (2,290 calories, 196 g carbs) 

Shrimp pasta in your local restaurant can have huge portions and 73 gms of saturated fat that can clog your arteries. Diabetes can increase your chances of having a heart disease, so doctor’s advice you to limit your saturated fat intake to 15gms/day.

These are just some of the examples of a high carb diet. There are many other foods that have high calories, so all you need to do is identify them and avoid them for a healthy and happy life!

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