Honey, pepper, sweet potato, raise blood sugar or lower blood sugar?

In the diet, many diabetic patients can be regarded as the first half of the dietitian, calories, sugar content, glycemic index … these will affect the rise and fall of blood sugar.

But in our real life, not every patient knows which foods are right for them, especially the following three kinds of foods. Often, sugar friends will be asked if they can eat?

1, Honey
Honey, which is a natural food that is loved by health care professionals, has multiple functions such as protecting the liver, moistening the lungs, nourishing the skin, treating anemia, improving sleep, etc., especially favored by female friends.

Many people like to add a little honey to taste when eating juice, milk, bread, or even cooking.

However, honey has high sugar content, high calorie, and high glycemic index:

Each 100g of honey contains 321kcal of energy, 75.6g of carbohydrates, 0.4g of protein, 1.9g of fat and a small amount of vitamins and minerals. Thus, the main component of honey is carbohydrates (sugars).

Therefore, it is not recommended for diabetic patients to eat, even if you want to eat, you must control the amount.

How to eat “honey” correctly?

Sugar users with stable glycemic control (fasting blood glucose <7mmol/L, postprandial blood glucose <10mmol/L) can consume honey occasionally and in moderation.
When eating honey, you need to reduce the corresponding staple food, specifically 50g honey minus 50g of food.
Sugar friends with poor glycemic control should not eat honey.
2, sweet potato
Autumn is coming, many diabetic friends like to eat some steamed / steamed sweet potatoes, or drink sweet potato porridge, then, is sweet potato suitable for diabetic friends?

Sweet potato (cooked) has a GI value of 76.7 and is a high GI food. But it does not mean that diabetic patients can not eat.

If the sugar friend wants to eat sweet potato, you can use the food exchange method to replace the sweet potato with some staple food, but eat it in moderation but never eat it. In addition, all potato crops (including sweet potatoes, potatoes, taro, yam, etc.) can be used. As a staple food, the amount of staple food intake should be reduced when eating.

How to properly eat “potato”?

Control the total calories, a bowl of sweet potato is equivalent to half a bowl of staple food, eat sweet potatoes to reduce the corresponding staple food.
It is recommended to eat once or twice a week with green leafy vegetables.
The best way to eat for diabetic friends: cooking with skin.
3, chili
As a condiment, many people can’t live without pepper. But for diabetic friends who demand a light diet, is pepper really suitable for eating?

Some people say that eating chili is not conducive to blood sugar control, and some people say that eating more pepper is conducive to the prevention and treatment of diabetes complications. There are different opinions. Who should listen to it?

In fact, the truth is the same as the honey and sweet potato mentioned above. You don’t have to be completely hot, but you should eat it in moderation.

From a nutritional point of view, pepper is rich in vitamin C, and there are also antihypertensive and lipid-lowering effects, suitable for consumption, is still very beneficial to the human body.

How to eat “spicy” correctly?

Eat less chili sauce, chili oil, processed chili sauce and chili oil containing a lot of salt, oil or sugar, not suitable for sugar friends.
Choose fresh, but not oily.
When the climate is dry or hot, eat less spicy.
Confused with high blood pressure, kidney disease, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, digestive tract disease, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, try to avoid spicy.
In general, in the case of better blood sugar control, diabetic patients only need to adhere to the principle of appropriate amount, while using food exchange, control the total calorie of the diet, no food can not eat!