by Murali V
Posted on Friday 13th of March 2009
Fruits for diabetics can aid in the general wellness of the patient with diabetes. However, there are certain steps to make sure that the fruits to be consumed would not raise the general blood sugar level of the person with diabetes. The following are easy means to determine whether the fruit to be eaten would be beneficial or neutral or harmful to a diabetic patient.
In the drive to lower blood sugar, there are several methods that may be employed, though not all of them are in the vast realm of diet. Your blood sugar range is directly dependent on the ways and means that you employ to control it; and controlling it is of utmost importance, because you can even go blind if your glucose levels spike.
Diabetes bad food includes those that have high glycemic indexes for glucose- which includes those foods that are high in saturated fats and uncontrollably high amounts of sugar in any of its forms- from milk sugar to fruit sugar. Which brings us back to our main concern- what kinds of fruits can a diabetic eat?
Fruits for diabetics are usually those fruits that have high fiber content and have low sugar content. If we take these criteria and apply it, the first fruit that would come to mind would be the high and mighty avocado. But beware; this fruit has a lot of calories in it- so if you want to quaff a particularly large avocado, make sure that you would be able to regulate your calorie intake the rest of the day.
Mangos, currants and apples are also good sources of nutritional fiber- and their sugar index is from low to mid-high. Do not be afraid of eating apples, oranges and bananas. Now more than ever do you need a strong immune system? lowering blood sugar can be achieved by having more fiber in your body and through exercise.
Diet for high blood sugar should consist not only of fruits that have been mentioned above but also plenty of bitter and dark green vegetables- these are chock full of the necessary nutritive elements that would help regulate your blood sugar as your medication also does its job. Our aim here is not only to use fruits to lower blood sugar but also to obtain over all health.
What we can recommend for the long run, alongside a fixed diet with lots of good fruits in it is for a diabetic low carb diet that will help ease the burden off stressed body systems. Fruits for diabetics can only achieve so much- what is needed is a comprehensive approach that would be able to safeguard all possible routes of relapse and infection. These are two of the worst enemies of diabetics worldwide, and it is only through conscious effort can they be defeated by the lone diabetes warrior.
All in all, fruits for diabetes is only one of many ways that you can combat the dreaded disease.
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