3. Donuts and Bagels
Majority of the diabetic patients believe that sugar is the greatest enemy of their blood sugar levels, but it is actually more about their carbohydrate consumption. While looking for the sugar quantities on the ingredient labels, be sure to check out the total carbohydrate quantity as well as carbs have a profound influence on blood sugar levels.
Donuts and bagels are packed with highly processed and refined grains, which are two powerful carbs that bring about dangerous blood sugar spikes. Research reveals that one plain old fashion donut from Dunkin Donuts packs up a whopping 28 grams of carbs, which is nearly the same amount present in one 8.5-ounce serving of Coca Cola.
Other varieties of donuts pack up even scarier amounts of carbohydrates. For instance, the maple vanilla crème donut contains 43 grams of carbohydrates while a plain bagel from Einstein Bros. packs up 56 grams of deadly carbs.
4. French Fries
If you’re addicted to French fries, keep in mind that starchy vegetables, such as corn and potatoes, pack up incredibly high densities of carbohydrates. Therefore, it is best to avoid them, or eat them in mindfully small quantities.
When you use starchy potatoes to create French fries, its health hazards are multiplied as the carbohydrate content goes drastically high. For instance, a medium-sized serving of French fries from McDonald’s packs up 44 grams of carbohydrates, while the same serving from Wendy’s provides a deadly dose of 56 grams carbs.
If you enjoy devouring the taste of potatoes, make a safer choice with a medium-sized baked potato without peeling off the skin. Instead of potatoes, try out healthier alternatives, such as over roasted cauliflower, mixed peppers, broccoli, kale fries or even zucchini fries. Increasing your vegetable consumption will aid in reducing the risk factors of blood sugar spikes.
5. Store-Bought Brownies & Cakes
Store-bought sugary treats such as brownies, cookies, cakes and pies are popularly and wide consumed by us all. These dessert items are packed up refined grains and generous quantities of sugar, which naturally increases their carbohydrate content as well. For instance, the Marie Callender chocolate satin pie is a popular desert but most people don’t know that consuming only one-sixth of the decadent pie will fill up your body with a whopping 48 grams of carbs and 34 grams of sugar.