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Diabetes Diet: Try These Fruits with Low Glycemic Index for Better Health

Diabetics could be insulin resistant or may not be able to produce enough of it, which causes their blood sugar levels to rise. Eating foods that are low on the glycemic index can help to control blood sugar.

Shruti Kandwal
The glycemic index evaluates how foods affect blood sugar levels after eating.
The glycemic index evaluates how foods affect blood sugar levels after eating.

Our meals should include plenty of fruits and vegetables because they are a good source of various essential vitamins and minerals. These nutrients help in maintaining a fit and healthy body. Because every person's body is unique and can have a wide range of severe diseases and conditions, not everyone can consume every fruit or vegetable.

One such condition where a person has high blood sugar levels is diabetes. Diabetics could be insulin resistant or may not be able to produce enough of it, which causes their blood sugar levels to rise. One can keep the situation under control by consuming the proper foods and beverages. Consuming foods with a low glycemic index can help with blood sugar management.

What is Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index evaluates how foods affect blood sugar levels after eating. It does this by examining the connection between a food's carbohydrate content and its impact on blood sugar after consumption. Foods are classified as low, moderate, or high based on their glycemic index scores. Foods with a GI score of 55 or less are considered to have a low glycemic index, while those with a GI score of 70 or more are considered to have a high glycemic index.

Fruits are also graded according to their GI scores, and those with a low GI can be eaten by those who have diabetes. Look at the various fruits listed below that are low in glycemic index and suitable for consumption by diabetes.

  • Cherries: They can be consumed by diabetics and have a glycemic index as low as 20.

  • Dried Apricots: They have a glycemic index of 32 and are rich in vitamins A and E as well as other vital minerals.

  • Apples: They have a glycemic index of 39. Not just diabetes, it is also good for people suffering from other conditions.

  • Oranges: They score 40 on the glycemic index and are also a good source of Vitamin C and fibers.

Please Note

The article contains a piece of general advice and should not be taken as expert medical advice. Before starting any fitness program or altering your diet, always speak with your doctor or dietician.

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