Fruit eating in diabetes

Checking blood sugar levels

Huge number of people are having diabetes type 2 today. One issue common with almost all of them is the ridiculous phobia towards eating fruits. Generally the myth explored around is that fruits are going to shoot up the blood glucose level and hurt the diabetes badly.

Probably many more people are out there who share the same thought about eating fruits in diabetes. But the truth seems to be opposite, fruits are good and healthy in diabetics.

Sources say that a serving of fruit should contain about 15 grams of carbohydrate (various charts available in this regard: LINK). As long the maths of 15 grams are followed even eating too sweet fruit like mango or grapes are probably fine.

Most fruits are said to be complex carbohydrates alike vegetables which gives us less calorie but help fulfill our hunger instinct. To understand better about fruits we need to know little about something called glycemic index which is nothing but how fast a particular food product raises the blood sugar level; obviously common sense is low glycemic index foods are better in diabetes (since the glucose level don’t shoot up rapidly).

Most fruits have low glycemic index since they are rich in fiber and sucrose. Interestingly sweet fruits like mangoes, strawberries etc. are low glycemic index foods. The bottom line is probably you don’t need to starve with the desire of eating your favourite sweet fruits if you have diabetes, talk about the issue with your healthcare provider and step in. The "hedgehog" style is a common way... You may share your opinions below in the comments section. RSS feeds on diabetes from this blog can be subscribed from this link: diabetesFor all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider.  Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: LINK1, LINK2LINK3LINK4,LINK5, LINK6, LINK7

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