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10 Processed Foods To Avoid If You Have Diabetes

10 Processed Foods to Avoid If You Have Diabetes

10 Processed Foods to Avoid If You Have Diabetes

If you are someone that has diabetes for sure by now, you know that what you eat is very important.
The fact is that Americans are at the top of the list of all countries when it comes to consuming processed, packaged foods.
Yes, for sure everyone uses the same excuse that the processed foods are convenient and affordable. However, bear in mind that these foods also have lots of sugar, fat and salt.
In case you have diabetes, you know that the things above mentioned are not something that you should have in your diet.
The most common problem is that people get used to processed foods and they become some sort of a habit. Because of this, they are the first thing people reach for when they are hungry.
When it comes to a healthy diet the key is to plan ahead.
According to RD, CDE, Julie Pike, of Research for Diabetes Prevention in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Health, planning ahead is actually among the most crucial skill you need in order to eat healthy.
You can start by becoming aware which foods are bad and simply avoid them.
Foods You Need to Avoid
1. Sugary Cereals
In many households for breakfast, it is a routine to eat cereals that come from bright, colorful boxes. But how good are they?
If you think that the problem with the cereals is the added sugar, you are right. The added sugar is a problem for people with diabetes.
However, there is more. These cereals lack dietary fiber. It is shown that a diet high in fiber can help manage and also prevent diabetes.
But, do not worry, you do not have to give up of this breakfast option if it is your favorite.
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