Pre-Diabetic WarningReading the labels on foods, particularly those that are processed and packaged, is the only way to truly avoid what you shouldn’t eat. Find your favorite foods in brands that you can eat without added sugars or hidden unhealthy additives.

There are some simple, inexpensive ways to reduce the likelihood of being diagnosed with diabetes, or at least to help maintain your own blood glucose levels. Nowadays, everything is labeled at the grocery stores. Even produce has stickers unless you buy them from local growers, always a great option.

It can be more expensive to eat well if you decide that organic is best. Eating uncured meats is healthier by far than eating cold cuts, hot dogs, and sausages made with nitrates and nitrites. 

It can be more expensive to eat well if you decide that organic is best. Eating uncured meats is healthier by far than eating cold cuts, hot dogs, and sausages made with nitrates and nitrites. The uncured variety is definitely available, although harder to find, and is more costly than the bargain brands. Where this is true, consider the cost of your health versus the extra cost of eating those foods that are free from harmful chemicals.

The same goes for a substance that is the natural enemy of all things diabetic. Corn syrup, corn sugar, and corn syrup solids are three labels give to a processed version of sugar that exists in almost every single packaged food on the supermarket shelves. White sugar is the most common and is processed to the point that denies that it may be food at all, though the FDA approves it and calls it healthy. Fruit rollups are neither fruit, nor are they healthy, for example. Look at the labels. You’ll find dehydrated fruits that are not doused with sugar and contain only natural, dried, and rolled out fruit.

While harmful and unhealthy substances are added to most foods these days, as well as increased portion sizes and killer advertising, you can resist the urge to buy the name brand, super delicious, extra good, and indescribably irresistible cookie and opt for the fruit that isn’t in the advertisement. Food manufacturers spend a huge portion of their budget in marketing their wares. They must keep their costs down, so they use inferior but cheap ingredients, fillers, and tasty-making flavors so you actually crave what they sell. These additives and unnecessary sugars are not acceptable to diabetics trying to control their blood sugar.

  • The same goes for a substance that is the natural enemy of all things diabetic.
  • Corn syrup, corn sugar, and corn syrup solids are three labels give to a processed version of sugar that exists in almost every single packaged food on the supermarket shelves.
  • Without reading labels, someone trying to avoid sugar can easily eat something that wouldn’t or shouldn’t have sugar in it.

Without reading labels, someone trying to avoid sugar can easily eat something that wouldn’t or shouldn’t have sugar in it. Ketchup is a good example. Though it looks like pureed tomato, it contains sugar. Tomato sauces and pre-made spaghetti sauce is another potential pitfall. Just get into the habit of reading labels whenever you shop. You’ll be an expert before you know it.

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