All carbs are broken down into glucose so subsequently have an impact on blood sugar levels but some are broken down a lot faster, which causes a spike in blood sugar.
According to the May Clinic, healthy carbohydrates include:
- Whole grains
- Legumes, such as beans and peas
- Low-fat dairy products, such as milk and cheese.
“Avoid less healthy carbohydrates, such as foods or drinks with added fats, sugars and sodium,” advises the health body.
Dietary fibre also moderates how your body digests and helps control blood sugar levels, it adds.