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3 Healthy Foods That Can Secretly Spike Your Blood Sugar

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When it comes to the top blood-sugar-spiking foods, you likely number off processed items high in sugar and refined carbs. But wait! Did you know a class of healthy, whole foods can spike your glucose, too?



"We have found a lot of foods in our data set that are some of the worst glucose spikers," says Casey Means, M.D., a Stanford-trained physician and co-founder of Levels, on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. "But they actually are typically thought of as healthy foods." Um, what? 

That doesn't mean you should cut these healthy foods out of your diet necessarily, but it may take some tweaks to make sure your levels don't rise sky-high. Below, Means lists the top three healthy foods that can secretly spike your blood sugar-and what to do about it:



"A lot of fruits are minimal spikers, but grapes seem

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