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Part 1: Don't buy diabetic foods

We don't always agree with Diabetes UK and the American Diabetic Association. But there is one thing we do agree on, and that is that there is no reason to eat special 'diabetic' products.

It is recognised that foods containing lots of sugar are not the best things for daibetics to eat. For this reason, similar foods are heavily laced with artificial sweeteners and sold at 4 times the price of the real thing. As well as artificial sweeteners being probably more harmful than sugar, they also perpetuate a taste for oversweet things, which is a habit you really need to ditch.

Because of the phobia about fats, diabetic products are also liberally laced with carbohydrates and artificial fat substitutes. These are not healthy either.

Putting it in a nutshell, 'diabetic' products have no benefits to your health and can harm both your health and your pocket - but they do wonders for the food companies' profits.

It is always much better to eat real food and learn to like foods that are not so sweet by reducing the amount of sugar you use until you don't need any.

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