Well I am not a diabetic, but my mother is. I came to know about some harmful foods during the course of my mother’s treatment. If not avoided, these culprits can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, uncontrolled blood sugar, heart disease, along with weight gain. So, do check out and better avoid these!

Cinnamon Rolls

This is one of the most tempting foods that one can hardly resist, especially when the rolls are freshly baked. But before you give in to the temptation, just think about this. Usually a cinnamon roll contains 120 grams carbohydrates (much more that the allowed 50 to 60 grams for diabetic people) and over 800 calories. This statistics belong to the rolls you have at the numerous shopping malls, but even if you are making them at home, the calorie and carbohydrate content is quite high.

Battered Fish

I know what you must be thinking. Yes, fish is considered a good choice for somebody keen on managing diabetes and weight. However, a lot of difference can be caused by the preparation as well as the side dishes you are having. Diabetics ought to avoid a breaded-fish meal which is often consumed with side dishes like coleslaw, hush puppies and fries. Now, allow me to be specific. If you are having a meal containing fry, hush puppies and slaw along with a couple of fish fillets that are deep fried, your body gets more than 100 grams of carbohydrate and over 1,300 calories, not to mention the 80+ grams of fat. That’s much above the allowed level for diabetics.

Purchased Cookies

The cookie adorned with chocolate chips or sprinkles is certainly lucrative, but it might be concealing good amount of trans fats. The biggest contributors of trans fat and saturated fat are margarine, shortening, corn syrup with high fructose level, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and butter. Moreover, these things contain a lot of carbohydrates and calories. But when you are baking cookies at home without such decorations, they are quite safe. You may also add in healthy ingredients such as fruit and whole grains.

Fried Chicken

Yummy, isn’t it? This is yet another eternally favorite restaurant staple that diabetic people should stay away from. When the chicken is fried, considerable amount of fat, sodium, calories and carbohydrate gets added to it. Compared to fried chicken, grilled chicken is a much better option.

Frozen Meals

Yes, I understand that frozen meals are quite convenient, but they contain high amount of fat and sodium which makes them a bad choice for you and your family, especially when somebody is diabetic. The comfortable pot pie is one of the biggest culprits, so far as diabetes is concerned. So, try to avoid it as much as possible.

Flavored Water

Flavored water tastes good, but the hidden sugar makes it an unhealthy choice for diabetics. If at all you want to have flavored water, be careful enough to select those that come with zero calories and sugar, as well as very less carbohydrate.