Having diabetes might be difficult for your daily life. Diabetics persons usually asked to choose their food preference carefully and have a healthy lifestyle to control their blood sugar levels at all times. However, when it comes to fruit it could be such a dilemma. It is inevitable fruits as unprocessed food is considered as a healthy one, yet we might be wondered whether diabetics could eat it as they want since most fruits are sweet. Then how to choose fruits for diabetics?
Here I want to show you some facts and tips on how to choose fruits for diabetics.
- There are no “bad” fruits
Fruits indeed a healthy food. But diabetics persons usually have to look at the glycaemic index of food (GI), a measurement of the effect of high-carbs include fruits on blood sugar level. This consideration then makes diabetics person quite worry about eating fruits moreover there are some very sweet fruits.
However, you need to notice that fruits generally have a low GI which makes them are a safe-to-eat. Of course, fruits with low-GI (55 or below) are the best option for diabetics, but it doesn’t mean you cannot eat certain fruits with a higher GI.
- Keep track of them
Indeed, fruits are loaded with vitamins, mineral, and fibre which are good for your digestive system and health. It could be such a great alternative for diet even a part of diabetics diet. Yet if you are using GI to manage your diabetes, then it is really important to keep track of the fruits that you eat just like as you do with all your cabs. You need to stay away from fruits canned with syrups or with added sugar. Again, most of the fruits indeed are good for your health because it has a low-GI. You can satisfy yourself with those sweet things, especially with the fresh low-carb choice. Please take a note, you need to do a regular check of your blood sugar level to make sure.
- Best choice fruits with low-GI
There are plenty of great choice fruits with low-GI. The first place goes to berries! Whether it’s blueberries, strawberries, or another type of berries, you have our permission dear. Even though it can be very sweet yet it contains tons of antioxidants which are good for your health! Also, just like the other fruits it full of fibre, vitamins, and a low-carb one. It makes them have a low GI because it mainly slow-release carbs. It is also recommended to be your breakfast meal plan and even the best ingredient to make a great dessert.
Guava is also a great choice for diabetics because it helps you to control your blood sugar level and it is good for constipation. Rich with vitamin A, vitamin C, and high amounts of dietary fibre makes this fruit has a reasonably low-GI
However, many other fruits have a low GI and recommended for you guys who are diabetics include tart cherries, oranges, and many more. There is also some medium to high-GI fruits which you can eat yet after doing some exercise (since you have to control your blood sugar level, it implies you to control your weight also). Watermelon, papaya, banana, and pineapple are examples of fruits with a higher GI. The best time to consume those fruits is one hour after taking exercise to avoid the spike in your blood sugar level. Also, fruit juices have high GI which you need to avoid, for example, grape juice. If you still want to consume it, remember to keep it in small quantities and again after exercising for at least one hour. Those are some facts and tips on how to choose fruits for diabetics, hope it can be helpful!