Foods to Avoid while taking Metformin

Alcohol   : Metformin interacts with alcohol

Refined Carbohydrates :     Limit foods that cause blood sugar spikes when taking metformin

Red meat and Dairy Products :   They have high saturated fat content that increase inflammation in the body

Restaurant fast food :  They contain trans fats that are inflammatory and increase the risk for heart disease.

Sodium :  Avoid excessive amount of salt as it can increase the risk of hypertension and heart problems

Grapefruit  : It enhances the build-up of metformin in the liver which can increase lactic acid production.

High Fiber Foods : They can cause a reduction in the levels of Metformin.   Fibre = Below 30 g/day.