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DianaRollo28 posted:
What foods may increase and/or decrease a glucose level?
mhall6252 responded:
That's a pretty wide open question. Simplistically, proteins and fats are less likely to raise glucose, while carbs including starchy veggies, grains and fruits are more likely to raise glucose. Whole grains are better than processed stuff. And non-starchy veggies like peppers, celery, cukes, salad stuff are better than corn, peas, and potatoes.

You can use something like to check the nutritional value of foods.
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hootyowl2 responded:
That depends on you. Everyone is different. I cannot eat ramen noodles, since they send my sugars into orbit. Some people have a tough time with fruit, but I can eat fruits thankfully. I would be lost without them.

Generally, sweets like cakes and pies and refined sugars are big culprits. Some people say potatoes, but I eat them in moderation and do fine. Potatoes do have lots of vitamins and minerals and have been shown to help control high blood pressure. I also have high blood pressure, so I am not giving them up.


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