SP used to be my go to resource when ppl asked me for health help but I disagree with so many posts of yours lately. The fact that artificial sweeteners are promoted makes me sick. Stop it. I'm in agreement with everyone else, this is an AWFUL list.
Wow, I too have a problem with this list.. where are the proteins and healthy fats that actually help to stabilize glucose levels? Fruit in it's purist form (even still in moderation since it still has sugar, albeit natural sugar) should be endorse over diet soda and CANDY!! Very disappointed in this list..
10/9/2012 1:00:05 PM
I am so happy to see so many comments about how unhealthy this list is!! That makes me feel like more people are educating themselves and being more discriminating about what they put in their bodies. Yay!
10/9/2012 7:54:20 AM
I would not eat a lot of the foods on the list. Artificial sweeteners and prodcuts with a lot of additives aren't healthy. It's better and easier, in the long run, to get used to clean eating.... See for example the book Eat to Live. According to the author, Joel Fuhrman, many people can reverse diabetes type II using the guidelnies he gives. I'm not diabetic but if I were I would try that out. (I'm trying it out, anyway).
The salad greens, cucumbers, and some of the veggies are good choices, but some of the things mentioned are questionable. The less processed or full of chemicals our foods are, the better off we are.
9/14/2012 6:27:34 PM
This list of free foods for diabetics is definitely not a healthy list and I will not accept it. It contains so many chemically infused items that I'm surprised that a dietician has endorsed it. Whatever happened to veggies?
9/12/2012 8:29:07 PM
Fake sugars, other chemicals in some "foods" will kill at least as quickly as eating too much of calorie laden foods. Simple, whole foods reduce cravings and ultimately lead to a healthy body and weight. I know this, now if I can just act on it.
The only things on this list I eat are the fresh veggies. I don't even drink soda! A lot of my friends and family have diabetes (and I am pre-diabetic) and most of them would look at this list and say "No Way!".
Most of this isn't "food". Those fake coffee creamers mess with your blood sugar. Using a bit of milk is tastier and much better for you. "One piece" of hard candy can still be a problem. It would have been nice to see more raw veggies listed in either category. Or maybe a third category of things that count, but have a really generous serving size. Sorry to complain, but this article was really disappointing. It is like a print out from a 1990 "Welcome to Diabetes" pamphlet.
Wheat in all its forms including 100% whole grain is a terrible food for diabetics. I can't believe how much junk is "allowable" on that list - no wonder we are a diabetic nation.
9/12/2012 7:39:30 AM
I have to agree w/ KeepMyPeace - these foods may be considered "free" but they are a mess of chemicals that I would never put into my body. I'm not diabetic, but I believe that if these foods were removed from the diet and people focused on whole, close to the source foods, there would be a lot less type 2 diabetes to begin with.
I am disappointed to see how many processed foods are on this list and how few fresh foods are listed! This is why many people have diabetes now and why they don't know what they should eat or how to plan for a healthy diet!
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