People with diabetes should avoid curd and white salt

There are certain foods that people with diabetes are advised not to consume like simple carbs, beverages with added sugar

There are certain foods that people with diabetes are advised not to consume like simple carbs, beverages with added sugar, packaged foods and deep-fried foods among many others, as they raise risk of elevated sugar levels and can cause several health complications in long run.

However, there are certain food items that may not lead to sugar spikes, but can lead to poor insulin sensitivity, increase in cholesterol and slow down the metabolism.

Just because these foods are bad for diabetes doesn’t mean you can never eat them. You can consume them occasionally in moderation. It is not just a random list of foods but it is specifically mentioned in ayurvedic classics to avoid these foods for people with diabetes/insulin resistance.

Curd can increase kapha dosha in the body, making one gain more weight and slowing down the metabolism. Curd as per the Ayurveda expert can also impact nutrient absorption and increase cholesterol levels.

According to Ayurveda, curd is heating in nature and not cooling as people believe it. It is also heavy (guru) to digest and slimy (sticky) in nature. It increases kapha dosha in body. When kapha increases, you gain more weight, your metabolism gets poor, and you become lazy) Kapha also blocks your channels which can lead to poor absorption of nutrition (nutrition deficiency) and even increase cholesterol and triglycerides. So, it’s best to avoid curd for people with diabetes, obesity, cholesterol and poor insulin sensitivity. Instead of curd, buttermilk, which is prepared with more water, can be consumed occasionally.

While white salt doesn't directly lead to sugar spikes, it can increase risk of blood pressure for people with diabetes which could further cause heart complications, kidney disease or stroke

People with diabetes are more likely to be affected by high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other diabetes complications. Salt intake doesn’t affect blood sugar. But limiting salt or switching to rock salt/Himalayan pink salt can definitely help you prevent or control high blood pressure, heart disease and other diabetic complications.

While jaggery is considered a safer alternative as compared to sugar for diabetics, it can still cause sugar spikes.