6 Health Foods That Mess With Your Blood Sugar
Fruit contains natural sugars, but for people with blood sugar problems it can still spike blood sugars. It is easy to assume that fruit is healthy because it is a whole unprocessed food source. However, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. If you have blood sugar problems it is important to limit high-fructose fruits such as apples, watermelon, pears, and cherries. But don’t fear fruit! There are many healing aspects to these foods. It’s all about balance and what amount works best for your body.
TOO MANY STARCHY VEGETABLES:
Your body quickly converts carbohydrates to glucose. By only including carb-heavy vegetables in your diet you can be contributing to higher blood sugar levels to rise without even meaning to. Foods like potatoes, beets, and squash are all healthy foods, but I find people with blood sugar issues have to limit these as they are regaining insulin sensitivity. As with the mentioned fruits, once insulin sensitivity and hormonal balance are regained, these are wonderfully healing foods that can be increased.
Healthy fats are needed for anyone with blood sugar problems. Transitioning your body from being a sugar burner to a more stable fat burner is essential for sustainable blood sugar balance. The problem happens when your fat comes from unhealthy sources like processed polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) oils found in vegetable, canola sunflower, corn, and soybean oils. Touted as “heart healthy,” these oils are highly processed and oxidize easily with heat and air exposure. This can raise inflammation, which is a source of insulin resistance and blood sugar problems.
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