High-carb processed foods
Delicious as they may be, those late-night sandwiches or rice bowls can mess up your insulin levels instantly.
When we talk about high-carb, processed foods, we think about white bread, pasta, rice and all the products made using these ingredients.
Sadly, this includes most pastry goods, bagels and desserts.
All these foods can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels due to their high carb content. Additional studies such as this one showed that they can also affect multiple brain functions in people already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The blood sugar spike is due to the foods’ high carb and low fiber content. Fiber is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb sugar and process it correctly.
The solution in this case is to start looking for high-fiber foods and include them into your daily diet. The most popular options are:
- Nuts (you can pick your favorite)
- Fruits like citrus, apples and berries