Food #2 – Refined Grains
As we just discussed high blood sugar can damage your delicate nerves and blood vessels leading to increased nerve damage and neuropathy pain. Refined grains are high-glycemic carbs which means that they have a significant impact on your blood sugar levels. By controlling your blood sugar whether you are diabetic or not you can help reduce the progression of your neuropathy and avoid common issues like insulin resistance and pre-diabetes.
The first step in doing this is to replace refined grains and products containing them-like white and wheat bread, enriched pasta, white rice, snacks, pretzels, potato chips and crackers with whole grains. Some of the best choices are things like quinoa amaranth and buckwheat but oats and brown rice are better choices too.