College offers many delicious temptations. You are finally on your own and free to eat what you want, when you want it, and NO ONE is there to tell you no or shove more liver and peas onto your plate. You can pile on the portions in the dining hall, eat dinners of all the junk food (pizza, burgers, French fries and ice cream), and indulge in sugary and salty snacks to fuel late-night study sessions. In addition, you may not get as much exercise as you did in high school, and staying out late with friends (including 3 am social dining) have led to horrible eating habits and, well, a few gained pounds.Take a Tour
On the top of the WORST FOODS FOR DIABETICS list are offenders containing high amounts of fat, sodium, carbohydrate, sugar and calories that may increase people who suffer from diabetes or are at a high risk of developing diabetes. Consuming these types of common foods on a regular basis may severely increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood glucose, and weight gain.
Just because you may have diabetes, or are at risk for developing diabetes, does not mean total deprivation, starvation, or meals with only bland and boring foods. It does mean, however, that better planning and more attention to what goes into your mouth needs to be taken seriously. Most of the foods in a typical supermarket are best left on the shelves. With diabetes or without, it is wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they not only high in saturated fat and trans fat, which contribute to heart disease risk, but are acid forming and increase the inflammation in the body, decrease the body’s overall immune system and make the organ systems work harder to help the body detox from processing the eaten foods. These foods are also high in added sugar, which is an empty source of calories that can lead to weight gain and of course, throw off the body’s sugar balance.
If you see some of your favorite foods on this list, don’t lose heart: We’ve picked several healthier options for you to choose from. So you can have small fixed portions of fries and eat them, too, provided that they are baked rather than deep-fat fried.Take a Tour