Doctor Ignatova: some unsweetened foods sharply increase blood sugar levels

Gastroenterologist Natalya Ignatova told why unsweetened foods with a high glycemic index can be dangerous.

Doctor Ignatova recalled that blood sugar can increase not only after sweets – some unsweetened foods also sharply increase sugar levels. If you consume such foods on a regular basis, a person becomes susceptible to developing prediabetes and diabetes, even if there are no desserts in his diet.

Ignatova clarified: unsweetened foods, which sharply increase blood sugar levels, have a high glycemic index ( GI).

“You shouldn’t eat foods with a high GI too often. Otherwise, our body will face the following series of events: the blood sugar level will jump, the pancreas will begin to try to break it down with the help of additional insulin, the sugar level will drop, but the process of fat accumulation will begin,” the doctor shared with the portal
< b>Which unsweetened foods have a high glycemic index? These, for example, include many polished cereals (especially highly processed, crushed ones). White rice or semolina, corn grits can sharply increase blood sugar levels.

Also, high GI is inherent in potatoes and other starchy vegetables after intensive culinary processing – crushing, frying. After eating French fries, the blood sugar level may increase as after sweets, the expert warned.

In addition, eating bread or other products made from refined wheat flour or boiled beets increases blood sugar. These products also have a high glycemic index.

Earlier, the portal wrote that drinking tomato juice on an empty stomach helps reduce high levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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