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Diabetic Foods - Fact Or Fiction?

learn more by clicking hereDiabetic foods: do they actually exist?
What's a diabetic food anyway?

Strictly speaking, there's absolutely no such thing as a "diabetic food." Food is simply food.
But there are foods which promote the blood sugar more rapidly than others, individuals with a high glycemic index. When these nuts are consumed, the standard pancreas would reply with a huge increase of insulin, keeping blood sugars below aproximatelly 160 mg/dL. In the diabetic, the pancreas cannot or even doesn't produce adequate insulin fast sufficient to properly handle glucose quantities. Furthermore, in Type II diabetics, the cells of the body which utilize glucose for metabolic energy can't absorb the additional glucose as rapidly as it's produced.
Foods which often raise the blood sugar more quickly than diabetics are able to metabolize it include: sugar, alcohol, high fructose corn syrup, www.glucofort.com/ (Visit Home Page) fructose (fruit sugar) (in several individuals), pasta, white potatoes, white rice, white bread, along with any other simple carbohydrates & starches.

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