How Important Fruit is for your Diabetes ?
When we have diabetes (especially T2D) , we think about Fruit. We have some questions such as “Can I eat fruit?” “How many?” “What kind of”
Some fruits contain more sugar than others, but it doesn’t mean we should avoid it. The total amount of carbohydrates in food related blood sugar levels, we can enjoy low-carbohydrate fruit safely.
More importantly, when you eat whole fruits (NOT refined and processed fruits) , it reduces the risk of developing the type 2 diabetes.
The Importance of Fruit in a Diabetic Diet
A new study in Nutrition Journal examined a group of 63 overweight men and women who were all given general nutritional advice. From there, participants were divided into two groups: one was told to limit fruit in their diets, while the other was instructed to consume two or more servings of fruit each day. The results, after 12 weeks, revealed that while both groups lost weight, there wasn’t a substantial difference in glucose fluctuations between each group, and the group who ate more fruit showed greater benefits from following the nutritional advice that was provided at the beginning of the study.
In addition to the vitamins and minerals found in fruit, it is full of antioxidants, which help prevent cell damage and reduce inflammation, and the fiber offered is a great way to fill up without raising your glucose. The important things to remember are to pay attention to serving size, try to balance fruit consumption by pairing it with a protein; like nuts, and to maximize the benefits by eating the right fruits. Blueberries, grapes, apples, citrus fruits, pineapples, cantaloupe, and apricots pack the highest nutritional punch. Make sure to leave the skin on your apples for extra fiber!
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