7 Worst Foods You Can Eat for Diabetes (+ Healthy Alternatives)
#2: Blended coffees
We’ve already made it clear that coffee is our long-time friend that can wake us up nicely and prevent cardiovascular problems.
However, adding syrup, sugar, whipped cream or pretty much any other topping to your morning cup of coffee can easily bring a huge spike in blood sugar levels.
Think about it: just a 16-ounce Frappucino from Starbucks contains 500 calories, 98 grams of carbs and 9 grams of fat. Therefore, while the caffeine itself is healthy, any blended alternatives can do more harm than good.
Captain’s Tip: Next time you ask for a coffee, choose a 12-oz light, non-fat version. This way, you only get 60-200 calories which instantly makes your morning cup much healthier.
#3: Bananas and melons
Surprised to see such healthy foods on the list? So was I, but I’ll let the expert explain the science behind it.
Cathy Doria-Medina, M.D., Los Angeles based endocrinologist, says that melons, bananas and stone fruits such as nectarines and peaches are the richest sources of sugar of all fruits. Consume them in bigger quantities, and you may experience a sugar spike – although this is not necessarily a rule for everyone.
Just as it goes for anything else, moderation is key here too.
Captain’s Tip: If you want to avoid any health risks, fruits like apples, blueberries and berries are low in sugar and can be nicely added to any meal or snack. For example, if you eat mixed berries with peanut butter, you get a nice dose of healthy fats while satisfying your sweet tooth too.