SUGAR

 

Sugar can suppress the immune system.
   

Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.
   

Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
 
 

Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
   

Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
   

Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
   

Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
   

Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
   

Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
   

Sugar can cause kidney damage.
   

Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
   

Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
   

Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
   

Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
   

Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
   

Sugar can promote tooth decay.
   

Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
   

Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
   

Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
   

Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
   

Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
   

Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
   

High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
   

Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
   

Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
   

Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
   

Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
   

Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
   

Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
   

Sugar causes food allergies.
   

Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
   

Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
   

Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
   

Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
   

Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
   

Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
   

Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
   

Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
   

Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
   

Sugar can cause depression.
   

Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
   

Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
   

Sugar can cause hypertension.
   

Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
   

Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.
   

Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.
   

Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
   

Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

 

WHAT TO EAT ?

 

Bread is a major source of carbohydrates in our diets. It also provides fiber that helps maintain blood sugar levels.

Beans, peas, oats, and barley contains more of this fiber.

 

Whole grain products are the wisest choice because it takes longer for your digestive system to break down. This keeps the body from releasing sudden bursts of sugar. Potatoes, corn, and pasta are also carbohydrates.

 

Vegetables should be included on your list of what to eat and not to eat for diabetes. Tasty samples to include are spinach, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage and cucumbers. You should have 3 to 5 servings a day, mixing it up, serving both raw and cooked vegetables.

 

Fruits contain carbohydrates along with natural sugars.

 

Diabetics require two to four servings of fruit everyday. Milk and other dairy products should be limited.

 

Protein can be meat or meat substitutes such as peanut butter, tofu, cheese, and egg whites.Fish, poultry, beans, and nuts, are sources of protein.

 

FRUITS

 

Berries - (  All Kinds )

They're rich in antioxidants & provide little stress on your blood sugar levels

 

Avocados -

Don't be put off by the fat content. Very little of it is saturated. Avocados are rich in Poly and Mono-unsaturated fats.

 

Figs

Figs are rich in essential minerals. they are particularly high in potassium, calcium, and iron.

The nutrients and antioxidants within the figs are highest in any fruit when they are fresh.

 

Avoid dried figs ! THIS ISN'T GOOD The sugars are concentrated in the fruit when they are dried

 

Pomegranate

They contain one of the richest combinations of antioxidants of all fruit and vegetables combined. These can protect you from free radicals and chronic diseases.

 

Apples

they are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants

 

Sweet lime

is the  richest in Vitamin C, antioxidants and  also plays an important role in digestion and helps the  immune system.