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10 Common Food Myths For People With Diabetes
3. Eating sugar-free foods will keep your blood sugar levels
One of the first things a diabetic is taught is to read all labels. Just because something is labeled sugar-free does not mean that it is lower in carbohydrates or calories. Many times when a food has a portion of it removed, additional items such as sugar, fat, or salt, have been added to make them taste better. You are better off having one serving of regular ice cream than a cup of sugar-free ice cream.
4. You should always eat no-carb or low-carb diets
You should never eat a diet that is completely without any carbohydrates. Whether you are on a healthy diet or a diabetic diet, eating no carbohydrates or too low an amount of carbohydrates could put your body into ketosis. Ketosis is not a good condition for anyone to be in for any length of time. It is possible to enjoy lower carbohydrates while keeping your total number to a predetermined total in order to stay healthy. An overall diet that consists of protein, fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates should always be the aim of a well-balanced eating plan.
5. You should never eat anything white
This misconstrued idea means that you should never eat white bread, rice, cauliflower or potatoes. There is not a single white food that you are not allowed to eat while diabetic if you follow portion control guidelines.
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