This is advice for diabetics but it is advice that should be heeded by everyone. How you combine the foods you eat can be as important as what you eat! Sugar is almost always blamed as the first culprit but it is not as evil as you may think. While we need to avoid sugar as a general rule, there are other factors just as important. According to Mark Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution, refined flours and sugar cause huge spikes in insulin and get absorbed quickly, which causes problems. Jackie Mills, MS, RD, explains you should look at the whole meal rather than the individual parts. Pairing carbohydrates with protein, fat, or fiber helps to slow down the absorption process. When you slow down the quick absorption process, you greatly lessen or in some cases eliminate the problem.
It pays to be very aware of how we combine the foods we eat!