Sugary pastries, candy, and soda are the worst foods for type 2 diabetes since they include manufactured sugar.
Whole, fiber-rich fruits improve diabetes, not juice. Diabetics should avoid juice, especially 100% fruit juice, says Kimberlain.
Dehydrated fruit delivers fiber and nutrients, but it's easy to eat more—think raisins vs. grapes.
White rice, bread, and pasta made with white flour are bad for type 2 diabetes. These “white” carbohydrates enhance glucose levels like sugar when digested.
Saturated fats in dairy raise LDL cholesterol and heart disease risk, as you know. Diabetics also struggle with insulin resistance, which saturated fats may worsen.
Diabetics are at danger for heart disease because meat saturated fats raise cholesterol and inflammation.
Trans fats are in chips, pretzels, crackers, cookies, doughnuts, and snack cakes, along with sugar, junky white flour, sodium, and preservatives.
You may crave fried foods like french fries, fried chicken, and potato chips, but feeding your cravings in other ways is healthier.
Since alcohol can affect your blood sugar, consult with your doctor before drinking a cocktail or wine with dinner.
A warm breakfast on a cool morning is tempting, but weekdays are busy. Before buying instant oatmeal, overnight steel-cut oats are easy.