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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Choosing Healthy Food Combinations

When you have high blood sugar, it is best to avoid foods that will cause your blood sugar to go even higher. Carbohydrates are turned into sugar, and absorbed into the bloodstream to provide energy for your cells functions. Simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, white bread and potato chips, raise the blood sugar quickly. Complex carbohydrates, such as vegetables and whole grain breads that are high in fiber, raise your blood sugar more slowly, giving your body a chance to naturally maintain lower blood sugar levels. Protein and fat do not affect the blood sugar at all, but will help to slow the absorption of carbohydrates that you eat at the same time.

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