Advertisement

How should I eat sugar?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Though eating as few simple sugars as possible is the goal, if you do eat them, there is a right and wrong way to do so. Never eat high-sugar foods by themselves. When not eaten with other substances like fat or protein, sugar consumption can cause blood sugar spikes. Pair sugars with nuts or some olive oil and bread first. This slows your stomach from emptying and will keep sugar levels stable.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

Continue Learning about Carbohydrates

Chill Out
Chill Out
Healthy" and "potato salad" can go hand in hand. Unfortunately, everyone's favorite summer side dish can send blood-sugar levels soaring, thanks to al...
Read More
What foods are high on the glycemic index?
Dr. Vonda Wright, MDDr. Vonda Wright, MD
The Glycemic Index is a measure of the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels and insulin p...
More Answers
Do breads contain carbohydrates?
Judy CaplanJudy Caplan
Breads contain about 15 grams of carbohydrate per slice. 15 grams of carbohydrate is considered one ...
More Answers
Potatoes Can Be a Smart Carb and Help You Lose Weight
Potatoes Can Be a Smart Carb and Help You Lose Weight

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.