What to avoid
It is important to avoid items that hike your blood sugar levels and top of the list are foods with a high carbohydrate content.
Carbohydrate is broken down into glucose relatively quickly and therefore has a more pronounced effect on blood sugar levels than either fat or protein.
The worst culprits are refined carbs such as white bread.
In regards to cholesterol, shun saturated fats, such as processed foods where possible, because these unhealthy fats raise LDL cholesterol levels.