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Do's And Don'ts Of Eating Fruits For Diabetics

Posted By: Staff

What are the recommended super fruits for diabetics? The answer is quite simple. There are various fruits that diabetics may eat; however, there are several fruits with high sugar content which are firmly not recommended.

The fruits which are strongly recommended as healthy for diabetics are frozen as well as fresh. The worst fruits in the list are those that contain added sugar or are canned. These fruits are usually sweet and tasty. But it is highly suggested that diabetics should avoid those fruits which contain added sugar, which is added to preserve them.

fruits for diabetics

Further, the fruits which are in dried form are not healthy for diabetics, the prime reason behind this is that they have lots of sugar in compressed form. In general, all fruits cannot be taken as whole or full. For instance, a water melon or a melon are both fresh fruits and the diabetics have to cut a percentage from it to have a serving of the fruits.

However, in the event of dried fruits the size shrinks and hence it is easier to swallow or chew and you end up eating the whole fruit. So at one time one can have a lot of dried fruits. Therefore, it is suggested that diabetics should avoid dried fruits as they have concentrated sugar and lots of calories and they end up eating more quantity because of the reduced size.

fruits for diabetics

Diabetics must attempt to eat fruits which have low sugar content. There is no general rule, but still it is recommended that diabetics must eat fruits which have a glucose content of less than fifty percent.

Grapefruits are highly recommended for diabetics as they have the capability to lower the degree of blood glucose. Diabetics should consume the juice of one grapefruit before or after having a complete meal as this can help to secrete insulin more efficiently.

Apple is rightly termed to be the best fruit for diabetics. It proves the good old fashioned saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apple helps to lower the degree of blood glucose. Orange is another citrus fruit that is strongly recommended to control the level of blood glucose.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 21:30 [IST]
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