10 Foods to Avoid With Diabetes

Foods No One With Type 2 Diabetes Should Eat

The top 10 foods that should never be eaten by type 2 diabetics are ones that are high on the glycemic index, full of fats that are easily oxidized or foods high in advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). These are the foods to avoid with diabetes at all costs.

Here’s a quick view of the list:

  1. Protein bars
  2. Jasmine rice
  3. Tofu ice cream
  4. Genetically-engineered wheat
  5. Fried foods
  6. Trans fat foods
  7. Vegetable oils
  8. Boxed cereals
  9. Pizza
  10. Hot dogs

Read on to learn about why you should be avoiding these foods.

Protein Bars, Rice, Ice Cream, and Wheat

The first foods every diabetic should avoid are Cliff™ protein bars, jasmine rice, tofu ice cream, and genetically engineered wheat.

The glycemic index is a scale from 0 to 100 that measures the rate that sugars are released into the bloodstream from carbohydrate foods. A rating low on this scale between 0 and 55 correlates to a food that is not a problem to diabetics. When these low glycemic index foods are eaten, blood sugar stays low in diabetics. Examples include cherries, apples, lettuce, celery, beans, and chickpeas.

On the other hand, foods high on the glycemic index that are rated 70 to 100+ are ones that cause an exceptionally high burst of insulin after the blood sugar levels skyrocket. This reaction will eventually wear out the pancreas and may even cause the need for insulin at a later date.

Cliff™ protein bars are high in carbohydrates and have a glycemic index higher than 100. Jasmine rice and tofu ice cream also have an outrageous glycemic index higher than 100, and leave you searching for vending machine foods or instant snacks one hour after you eat them.


Other protein bars, other types of rice and ice cream have moderately high glycemic index scores, but are safe to eat.

Genetically engineered wheat is also a high glycemic index food. Surprised? Interestingly, the non-genetically engineered wheat called einkorn causes no such reaction to your blood sugar and in fact, keeps you stable mentally as well as physically.

Next page: why you should avoid list items five through 10.

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