10 Worst Processed Foods for People With Diabetes

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-05-27 13:26:26 -0500
Started 2012-05-26 20:35:04 -0500

By Everyday Health http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes-pictur...

Laden with sugar, preservatives, salt, and fat, these processed foods aren't good for anyone, especially people with diabetes. Strike them from your shopping list and do your health a favor.

Americans consume more packaged, processed foods per person than their counterparts in any other country. But while processed foods are undeniably affordable and convenient, many also contain lots of fat, salt, and sugar — and, if you have diabetes, they probably shouldn’t be on your shopping list. The problem is that you might have them around out of habit, and then rely on them when you get hungry. “The best thing you can do is plan ahead,” says pediatric endocrinologist Tamara Hannon, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Start by avoiding the following leading offenders.

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4 replies

Controlled 2012-05-27 13:26:26 -0500 Report

I managed to get rid of all of these…but it took time. Now none of these things appeal to me. It takes time to learn new habits though.

Caroltoo 2012-05-26 23:20:41 -0500 Report

I've come to that conclusion also and rarely prepare anything that is not made from fresh food and even grow some of my own. Time to transplant all my tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers this weekend as they need the benefit of more room to grow! Strawberries are doing well.

GabbyPA 2012-05-26 20:36:29 -0500 Report

This is a great slide show with the low down on food in a box. I have gotten rid of a lot of these, but can see I have more work to do.

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