There’s a lot of foods that are unknowingly spiking your insulin levels. So, In this post, we’re talking about the top foods that spike your insulin levels

Sugary drinks


A lot of people actually stop drinking sugary drinks. And they stop drinking all those sodas, and they switch to teas. But unfortunately, a lot of the teas out there that people are buying are loaded with just as much sugar as a soda. So though you think you’re switching to a healthier option you’re not really getting too much healthier. So we got to be careful with that.


Once again, sodas are terrible for you for a lot of reasons. But one of the major reasons is they’re loaded with corn syrup, a very highly processed sugar, that is going to just skyrocket your insulin levels. But when we look at these sugary drinks are not associated with any type of fiber or anything to slow down or buffer that insulin level, or buffer that blood sugar. So you know they do really bad things for the blood sugar.


When we look at juices, a lot of people are waking up in the morning. They’re drinking orange juice, apple juice. So they wake up first thing and they skyrocket that insulin levels, skyrocket that blood sugar. And that is going to stop them from achieving their weight-loss goals, but also skyrocket that insulin causing more weight loss resistance.

Damaging stress

This one is one of those things, again that’s not so obvious to a lot of people. When we look at relationships, financial stress, a lot of people have these different stressors in their life. There’s also good stress on the body, like some daily exercise that goes on for a half hour to an hour. Those can be good stressors in life. But stress from relationship job work; those types of things, those can be very very hard on the body. And even excessive exercise can be hard on the body as well.

So we look at excessive exercise. Somebody who’s maybe trying and training for an Ironman, or some big event like that. And they’re running, miles and miles every single day. That can actually be excessive and harm the body. Now I find some people who are unhealthy and they try to do this. They actually even become more unhealthy. So you gotta be careful with that because you’ll raise those cortisol levels. And of course, you’ll raise insulin with it.

Sugary foods

There’s a lot of really obvious ones out there. Not so obvious: people are trying to eat a healthier diet is to switch to something like yogurt for instance. And then their yogurt: coming to find out, has 40 grams of sugar per serving. And okay, watch out for stuff like that.

A lot of condiments, like mayonnaise, like ketchup for instance; they will have a lot of sugar involved with it as well.

Personally, I remember back in the day, a lot of the bars that I would eat would be loaded with sugar. And at the time I thought they were healthy. Of course, I know now that they’re not, and I look back and I’m thinking: “Wow you know 20 grams of sugar, 15 grams, even 10 grams of sugar in one of these bars? Terrible, so we gotta watch out for that, and make sure that we’re really looking at all the labels when we’re buying food. Because a lot of foods have sugar added to it and you are unknowingly buying things: like canned tomatoes in many cases has sugar added to it. So you’ve got to watch out for that.

Refined carbohydrates

This falls into the more obvious part of this presentation. But the white pasta, white rice white, bread, bagels; stay away from all that stuff. The cookies and all the different snacks. Make sure the refined carbohydrates just aren’t even in your lifestyle if you’re concerned about lowering your insulin levels. Because you know, as we refine these foods, as we process these foods, they just literally raise up the blood sugar much quicker much faster than good Whole Foods do. So we want to make sure we’re sticking to high-quality foods.

Too much protein

This is also one that not too many people know about. So if you’re overconsuming protein you’re going to raise insulin levels. A lot of people switch from an unhealthy diet, and they started wanting to eat healthier. So they started eating a lot more protein while they were grabbing bags of jerky, they’re grabbing packets of almonds at the cash register. And essentially, what they’ve found is that it raised up their insulin levels and helped and kind of blunted the weight loss.

So when we look at too much protein we have to make sure that we’re not over consuming the protein. Protein, of course, is a good thing, but many people are over consuming it. We want to be careful with that because it will raise up our insulin levels as we’re over consuming it.

High sugar fruit

This is another big one that is raising up insulin levels, stopping you from achieving your weight loss goals, your health goals, and even causing insulin resistance. In people who are very sensitive.

Now when we look at high sugar fruits, we’re thinking mangos, bananas, red apples. We want to start thinking more of the berries if we want to get into the low glycemic index fruits that aren’t gonna raise our insulin levels as high. So anyway, high sugar foods: make sure stay away from that.

Once again the perfectly healthy person that wants to have some variety in their life in eating some high sugar fruits here and there. Enjoying a banana mango isn’t going to kill you by any means. But someone who is trying to keep the insulin levels low. Somebody who is fighting insulin resistance: we want to make sure that we stay away from this stuff.