If you are suffering from diabetes mellitus, you must have come across people advising you to stay away from fruits. In fact, it is a popular myth that fruits are not safe for diabetics and may elevate your HbA1C. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) fruits are the healthiest choice of snacks loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, super-rich in dietary fibre which can regulate blood glucose levels.
Fruits in the form of juices are not a good choice for diabetic patients as juices can spike blood glucose levels. Prefer whole fruits which are low on glycemic index like berries, apricot, apples etc. that help you in normalizing HbA1C, lower inflammation, control blood pressure and promote overall health.
Low glycemic index fruits (55 or less) include -cherries, grapefruit, pears, dried apricots, apple, oranges, plums, strawberries, peaches and grapes. Moreover, eating fruits drizzled with lemon juice or vinegar helps in lowering the GI value of the fruit.
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