We all know how important is nutrition for our body, especially when suffering from certain diseases, because you have to be very careful with everything you eat and the amount of food ingested. Many people with diabetes have questions about the portion of fruit from their daily diet. If you are one of them, experts can help you with some nutritional advices.
The nutritionist Kamna Desai says that diabetics can eat fruits, as long as they follow the allowed amount, in order to maintain blood sugar control. The dietician Liesbet Delport, advises people with diabetes to choose low glycemic index fruits. Although it seems surprising, there are sweet fruits with low glycemic index, such as berries, so they can easily be the perfect choice when you want to eat something sweet. Neither the other fruits, with medium or high glycemic index, are excluded from the diet, such as watermelon, pineapple, papaya and bananas, but they are usually recommended after exercises.
Strawberries, raspberries, currants, blackberries, blueberries: one serving (250 g) of berries or strawberries gives you the energy you need. These fruits have a high concentration of antioxidants (especially the dark ones), they strengthen the immune system and prevent possible eye conditions.
Apples: specialists say that apples are the best fruits for diabetes because they have a low glycemic index (GI 38), you can find them in any season and they are the perfect snack at work or for a study break. These fruits are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber with anti-inflammatory properties, which improves intestinal function and regulate blood sugar levels.
Peaches: not only they are juicy and flavorful, but they have a low glycemic index too (GI 42). Rich in fibers, vitamins and antioxidants, peaches are the joy of summer days. Experts recommend you eat them fresh, not dried or stewed.