Some foods that are low in sugar include spinach, green beans, broccoli, strawberries, beans, lentils, peas, salmon, tuna, mackerel, bluefish, sardines, avocados, almonds, walnuts and pecans, according to Mayo Clinic and WebMD. To help lower sugar absorption it is also recommended to cook with olive oil or peanut oil, notes Mayo Clinic.
Sugar consumption is a problem among people with diabetes and among the general population. Researchers found that some Americans consume 10 percent of their dietary calories in sugar, but others consume as much as 25 percent, reports Harvard Medical School. The researchers found in their study that despite the participant's age, activity level, gender or weight, the participants that had more sugar had more heart problems. The risks of "dying from heart disease rose in tandem with the percentage of sugar in the diet," notes Harvard Medical School.
When looking to avoid sugar, researchers recommend looking at the nutrition label on foods to determine which foods do not have added sugar. Natural sugar is better than added sugar. For those who have problems with sugar due to diabetes, adopting a vegan diet for some meals can help. Vegan diets center around vegetables, which have low sugar, are starchy and do not raise blood sugar levels.