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Sugar Carbohydrates & Diabetes

Sugar, Carbohydrates & Diabetes how are they all linked together?

Refined or simple carbohydrates include sugars and starches that don’t exist in nature these are refined grains that have been stripped of all bran, fibre, and nutrients. We should aim to avoid refined carbohydrates and added sugars as much as possible.

Refined carbohydrates are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing risky spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. Whereas choosing no refined carbohydrates full of fibre to get absorbed slowly into our systems, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels. Examples: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans.

Refined Sugars Carbohydrates

White bread
White flour
White rice
Breakfast cereals

Hidden Sugars

Fruit juice concentrates
Breakfast cereals

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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