Diabetic Information~Foods To Avoid

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Foods to Avoid or Limithttp://www.betterfamilyhealth.org/treatment-of-diabetes.htmlSuitable Alternatives

High in Sugar
sugar, honey
spreads : jam, marmalade, syrups, nutellasweet drinks : cordial, soft drink, flavoured mineral water, tonic water, fruit juice drinks, ordinary flavoured milk, milkshakessweet wine/sherry, port, liqueurs, ordinary beerconfectionary : lollies, cough lollies, chocolate (ordinary/diabetic/carob), muesli/health bars
Use Stevia (0 calories) instead, tablet or liquid artificial sweetenerlow joule jam/marmalade, Promite, Vegemite, meat/fish pastelow joule cordial/soft drink, plain mineral/soda water, pure fruit juice (limit to 1 small glass a day), coffee, tea, herbal teas, Green tea is highly antioxidant
dry wine or spirit (1 to 2 drinks a day)
low joule pastilles
sweet biscuits (eg cream, chocolate, shortbread), cakes, donuts, iced buns, sweet pastries, crispbreads, Cruskits, wholemeal crackers, wheatmeal or coffee biscuits, scones, ‘no added sugar’ fruit loafRice crackers or biscuits
sweet desserts : ordinary jelly, fruit in sugar syrup, fruit pies, cheesecakes, puddings, ordinary flavoured yoghurt or ice-cream, ice-cream toppingslow joule jelly, fresh or tinned/stewed fruit without added sugar, plain or diet-lite ‘no added sugar’ yoghurt, plain ice-cream (1 scoop occasionally), low joule ice-cream topping
sweet cereals : some mueslis, Nutrigrain, Cocopops, Honey Smacks, Sugar Frosties, Weetbix, All-BranPorridge

High in Fat
mayonnaise, oily dressings, cream sauces, fatty gravies, sour creamlow joule dressings, vinegar, lemon juice, low joule Gravox, plain yoghurt, Olive Oil based dressings
fat on meat, chicken skin, fatty meats (sausages, bacon, salami)deep-fried foods, pies/pastriesVegetable oils are now considered unhealthy oils (including peanut oil)lean cuts of meat with skin and fat removedfoods cooked without fat, or with a minimal amount of coconut, olive, avacado, flaxseed or nut oils
snack foods : crisps, corn chipslarge amounts of margarine, oil, cream, peanut butter, drippingnuts, raw vegetables, fruit, plain popcornlimit to 3-6 teaspoons a day, preferably butter, moderate amounts of lard & ghee

Do you think you will find it difficult to commit to a healthier diet as a treatment of diabetes, here is a powerful and pragmatic suggestion in this Ted.com video from Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com – Be a weekday vegetarian.

Here is a list of the Best Antioxidants and Free Radical Scavengers that you should be taking as dietary supplements daily as recommended by Dr David Perlmutter, author of ‘Grain Brain’:

  • Tumeric
  • DHA Omega 3
  • B complex vitamins (including Vitamin B12)
  • Vitamin C & D
  • Bacopa
  • Brocolli
  • Alpha-Lipoic acid 300 (ALA)
  • Ashwagandha
  • Resveratrol
  • Milk Thistle
  • Green Tea
  • Probiotics
  • Coenzyme Q10 (coq10)

These nutritional supplements reduce oxidative stress on your brain and body, thus protecting your health.


Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. David Perlmutter, Author of Grain Brain

Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. David Perlmutter about the implications of diet to Alzheimer’s risk.

Here is a list of the Best Antioxidants and Free Radical Scavengers that you should be taking as dietary supplements daily as recommended by Dr David Perlmutter, author of ‘Grain Brain’:

  • Tumeric
  • DHA Omega 3
  • B complex vitamins (including Vitamin B12)
  • Vitamin C & D
  • Bacopa
  • Brocolli
  • Alpha-Lipoic acid 300 (ALA)
  • Ashwagandha
  • Resveratrol
  • Milk Thistle
  • Green Tea
  • Probiotics
  • Coenzyme Q10 (coq10)

These nutritional supplements reduce oxidative stress on your brain and body, thus protecting your health.

Thank you for reading 🙂