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    15 Best Fruits For Diabetics

    By Sheetal Tewari

    Diabetes has become a big problem nowadays and diabetics are often afraid of having many fruits. They generally think that sweet fruits will further increase the sugar level in their blood. But there are many fruits that you can always eat even if you are diabetic. Diabetes can be controlled and managed easily if you eat right and in moderation.

    Most fruits, specifically the fruits that are high in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants are beneficial for reducing the blood sugar level. If you also have doubts about the fruits, we have compiled a list of fruits which you can include in your diet. These fruits will not only help you fight diabetes but also keep other diseases at bay.

    There are many fruits around you which you must be craving for and avoiding them just because you have diabetes. Rather than feeling bad about your health problems and avoiding eating fruits, you simply have to make sure that you divide them in right portions and have a balanced diet.

    Let's have a look on the healthy fruits that all diabetics can eat:



    Avocados are good for diabetics as it helps prevent the problems related to cardiovascular system. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats which are known as healthy fats. It also increases insulin sensitivity.



    It is one of the best fruits that are healthy for diabetics. The apple is a very rich source of the soluble fibre pectin which is known to control blood sugar.



    Pear is a very healthy snack potion for diabetics as it is a high fibre food and helps reduce blood glucose. It is low in calories and carbohydrates which is a very good thing for diabetics.



    Orange is also considered as a ‘diabetes super-food.' Oranges are rich in soluble dietary fibre and helps controlling blood sugar. Consuming an orange daily is good for diabetes patients. Oranges are also very rich in antioxidants.



    Grapefruit is one of the best fruits for diabetes patients. An antioxidant present in grapefruit helps treat type-2 diabetes. It also increases insulin sensitivity in the body and helps in weight loss.



    Berries might look very small but help you fight a big disease like diabetes. Blueberries are full of lots of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients which help you control diabetes.



    If you are a diabetic and wonder if you can eat strawberries, there is no problem with it. You can include it to your diet without any doubt. It provides you numerous health benefits.



    There are many myths related to diabetics eating watermelon. Many people consider it a bad food for them but it is a very healthy fruit for diabetics. The antioxidant lycopene present in it reduce blood glucose level. Do ask your doctor about eating this fruit.



    Papaya is packed with lots of nutrients and known to have such properties which help control diabetes. It also prevents diabetic heart diseases. It also contains such enzymes which protect the diabetic against harmful free radicals.



    Peaches are one of the best fruits for diabetics. It has low glycemic index and are high in fibre content. Also, the antioxidants and vitamins present in peach makes it really good for diabetes patients.



    Like peaches, guavas are also very good for diabetes patients. They have low glycemic index and are rich in fibre. If you want to control your blood glucose level, you should include guavas in your diet.



    Figs are great fruits for a natural diabetic diet. They are very rich in fibre content, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron, polyphenols. It also reduces the risk of developing adult-onset.



    If you have diabetes but have sweet tooth also, you can certainly have cherries. Cherries have low glycemic index and lots of vitamins and antioxidants in it. It also prevents diabetes related heart diseases.



    Plums are known as a very healthy fruit for diabetics. As many diabetes patients suffer from constipation, it helps improve digestive system and cures constipation. Fresh plums are recommended for diabetics.



    Bananas are safe for diabetics. They are low in calories and rich in fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium. It helps boosts your immune system, and potassium controls your blood pressure.

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    Story first published: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 14:15 [IST]
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