3. White Rice, Bread, and Flour
Even food that doesn’t necessarily taste sweet can break down into sugar in your system. This is certainly the case with refined starches. Things like white flour are processed so heavily that all of the original fiber, minerals, and vitamins are stripped away, leaving a product that is digested very quickly, hitting your bloodstream like a ton of bricks.
It is important to avoid foods like white bread, most pasta, and white rice for this reason. Better choices include whole grains like brown or wild rice and whole grain breads and pastas. You still can’t overdo it on carbs of any kind, but you can enjoy a normal portion of these whole grain products without sending your blood sugar into overdrive.