Is popcorn bad if you have slightly high blood sugar?

Is popcorn (no butter) bad if your blood sugar is just slightly high?

Popcorn is a carbohydrate. ALL carbohydrate sources are not a good choice when you have high blood sugar.

The best choices when your sugar is elevated are things like almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, lean meat, fish (no breading), cheese, salads, broccoli, green beans, and so on.

Also, drink more water. It helps flush out the excess glucose in your system.

Avoid breads, fruit, juice and pop, cereals, grains, rice, sugar, candy, potatoes and other carb rich foods until you get it under control. The South Beach Diet, phase 2 is a good place to start.

If you have diabetes, get treatment for it.

Get a carb counting book, make sure it gives NET carbs (the total carbs AFTER fiber is subtracted. This will help you determine which foods are best to eat when your blood sugar is up.

Also, test and record your blood sugars according to the method given on this website
http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045524.php

and then you’ll have a better idea which foods you need to avoid or reduce, to keep things under control.

Good luck!

February 27 2010 03:30 am | high blood sugar

2 Responses to “Is popcorn bad if you have slightly high blood sugar?”

  1. Joe Says:

    I was always told by my consultant to stay away from popcorn, as popcorn is very high. So I would personally say yes it is bad when your blood sugars are high. I would say no matter what your blood sugar is popcorn is bad, as its extremely high.
    References :
    DiaHelp.org.uk – Diabetic information and communty

  2. Em Says:

    Popcorn is a carbohydrate. ALL carbohydrate sources are not a good choice when you have high blood sugar.

    The best choices when your sugar is elevated are things like almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, lean meat, fish (no breading), cheese, salads, broccoli, green beans, and so on.

    Also, drink more water. It helps flush out the excess glucose in your system.

    Avoid breads, fruit, juice and pop, cereals, grains, rice, sugar, candy, potatoes and other carb rich foods until you get it under control. The South Beach Diet, phase 2 is a good place to start.

    If you have diabetes, get treatment for it.

    Get a carb counting book, make sure it gives NET carbs (the total carbs AFTER fiber is subtracted. This will help you determine which foods are best to eat when your blood sugar is up.

    Also, test and record your blood sugars according to the method given on this website
    http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045524.php

    and then you’ll have a better idea which foods you need to avoid or reduce, to keep things under control.

    Good luck!
    References :

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