Top 7 Foods You Need To Avoid If Your Diabetic

Jul 09, 2020 08:00 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (

Foods to Avoid When Diabetic
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Eating can be very addicting. However, if you have a specific health condition, you need to take care of yourself more often, and it means you should always be mindful of what you eat. When you have diabetes, it automatically pertains that you should not eat foods that are high in sugar. However, there are still f
oods out there that are not high in sugar but are not also recommended for diabetic people. To know what those foods are, here are 7 of them listed accordingly to its health impact in a diabetic person. 

Low-Fat Yogurt

Dieticians would always say that yogurt is one of the healthiest food to eat. Most diets have yogurt in it, especially for those who are trying to cut off carbs in their food intake. However, yogurt can also be threatening to one's health, especially when you have diabetes. Not all yogurts are made equal, and sometimes it has added sugar to enhance its flavor. When you include yogurt in your diet, make sure to get fat, natural yogurt, or Greek yogurt.


Ketchup will fit any food, and it is one of the most excellent condiments of all time. It is usually paired with fried food as well. However, ketchup is often loaded with sugar. If ever you eat ketchup, make sure only to have a limited portion of it, because a tablespoon of ketchup is equal to consuming one teaspoon of sugar. 

Spaghetti Sauce

Just like ketchup, spaghetti sauce is often processed, and added sugars are combined to it. Most spaghetti sauces are sweet, and it is because added sugars have enhanced it. When cooking spaghetti, always cook the sauce from scratch and use tomato sauces instead. With that, you can customize the amount of sugar you will add to the sauce. 

Chocolate Milk

Everyone can enjoy a glass of chocolate milk. It's creamy, delicious, and it is an all-time excellent drink. However, chocolate milk is mostly processed because chocolate does not come from cows. Thus, there are additional sugars added to it to increase flavor. It is still recommended to drink fresh milk rather than chocolate milk. 

Flavored Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, then you must know that flavored coffees that come in packs can contain a lot of sugar that can be bad for your health. If you have diabetes, then flavored coffee drinks are not recommendable for you. You can always get a black coffee fix if you want to drink coffee. That way, you can add a little amount of sugar instead. 

Foods to Avoid When Diabetic
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Protein Bars

Protein bars can be eaten as a snack, especially when you are doing heavy workouts and exercises. Although they are healthy, there are some protein bars in the market that contain added sugar, making their nutritional content the same as a regular candy bar. 

Premade Soup

Cooking soup can be very stressful and tiring, especially for those people who are always on the go. Thus, they end up buying premade soup instead. However, premade soup can also lead to health risks because they are mostly artificial. It may contain artificial flavor and added sugars as well. 

ALSO READ 5 Reasons Your Low-Carb Diet is Not Working

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