Donuts can be very attractive to get your hands on. However, most donuts are rich in sugar and refined carbs and cause serious spikes in blood sugar levels. A diabetic can hence eat donuts only in small portions and not very often. Eating too many donuts and frequently gives you too much glucose. This can […]
Foods to avoid with Diabetes | Why food high in salt, sugar, fat is bad?
Foods to avoid with Diabetes are those foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat or low in fibre, nutrition and vitamins. A diabetic can eat foods high in protein and fibre but low in salt, sugar, fat and calories. Sugar in any form is not good for diabetics. Foods high in sugar cause […]
Foods diabetics should avoid | Pizza, Burger, Cake, Sweets, Biscuits etc.
Foods diabetics should avoid are generally high in calories, sugar, salt or fat. This is because any food that is high in calories, sugar, salt or fat is harmful for diabetics. So, if a diabetic eats foods high in calories, salt, sugar or fat in large quantities, it may be extremely dangerous. The foods diabetics should […]
What is saturated fat?
What is saturated fat? A saturated fat is a type of fat. It contains huge number of fatty acid molecules without double bonds. To be specific, they are tightly packed with no double bonds between the fatty acids. Saturated fats are generally solid at room temperature with some exceptions. Hence, they are also called solid […]
Can a diabetic eat Sugar?
Can a diabetic eat Sugar? Experts say a diabetic can eat a nutritious balanced meal that has limited sugar, salt and saturated fat. A diabetic need not cut sugar completely from diet. This means a diabetic can eat moderate amounts of sugar. Thus, a diabetic can still eat some desserts, sweets, chocolates etc. as long […]
Can a diabetic eat Momos?
Can a diabetic eat Momos? Momos are a type of Dim Sum and generally made with plain refined flour. The filling inside a Momo is generally some vegetables including cabbage, carrot, pepper etc. Variations of Momos have other fillings that are meat based. So, as far as the question whether a diabetic can eat Momos, […]
Can a diabetic eat Sugarcane?
Can a diabetic eat Sugarcane? Sugar cane is perfectly edible once you clean it and cut off the outer rind. A diabetic can eat sugarcane as long as the portion size is really small. Sugarcane is full of sugar and will cause spikes in blood sugar levels. However, it also contains nutrients and fibre. One […]
Can a diabetic eat Salt?
Can a diabetic eat Salt? Yes, a diabetic can eat salt. Salt does not cause blood sugar spikes. However, it is important to limit the amount of salt you eat. Experts say an adult typically needs to eat about 1 gm to 2.3 gm salt per day. This means an adult can eat about a […]
What is Glucose?
What is Glucose? Glucose is the primary source of energy. You might have heard that sugar exists in your blood. That is true. Your body can derive glucose from the food you eat or generate glucose to some extent from within your body. Your blood stream carries glucose to all body cells. Excess glucose is […]
What are Calories?
What are Calories? What is calorie in food? Calories measure energy. To be specific, a calorie is the amount of heat energy that can raise the temperature of a quantity of water by 1 degree. In practice there are two calorie definitions in use. One is small calorie, usually denoted by ‘c’ or ‘cal’ and […]
Can a diabetic eat Mayonnaise?
Can a diabetic eat Mayonnaise? Mayonnaise is a popular condiment that goes well with many types of foods. One serving of mayonnaise gives you about 90 calories. A diabetic can eat mayonnaise in small quantity. For example, a diabetic can eat just about one serving of mayonnaise and not more. Another tip is to select […]
Can a diabetic eat Apple pie?
Can a diabetic eat Apple pie? A diabetic can eat Apple pie in small portions. Apple is nutritious and may not cause serious spikes in blood sugar levels. Eating apple may do some good to a diabetic. However, pie or pastry contains butter and refined flour. The buttery crust can be harmful for a diabetic. […]