8 Of The Worst Foods For Diabetics


Breakfast cereals can be diabetes-friendly if they contain whole grains and fiber. Cereals with refined grains and high amounts of sugar are a recipe for disaster. 


Believe it or not, bagels do not have the same nutritional value as bread. Most bagels are made with refined grains and contain far more carbohydrates than regular bread. 


Some people think that honey is safe for diabetics because it has a slightly lower glycemic index than sugar. But honey is hardly different from other added sweeteners. 


Pretzels are one of those foods that are also a favorite for some people. They’re an easy on-the-go snack that you might have found in your lunch pail. 

Saltine Crackers 

There are plenty of diabetic-friendly crackers out there, but saltines are not one of them. According to Diabetes Meal Plans, saltines are made with enriched flour. 

Sports Drinks

Packed with electrolytes, sodium, and minerals, sports drinks are designed to rehydrate you quickly. But people with diabetes should double-check the label. 

Processed Meats 

Diabetics can eat meat, but they should avoid processed meats. In 2010, Harvard researchers reported that processed meats raise your risk of type 2 diabetes by 19%. 

Low-Fat Milk 

Health experts have debated over the best type of milk for decades. Although diabetes researchers once recommended a low-fat diet, this is no longer the case. 

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