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April 12, 2014

Fruits for diabetics

Many researchers have shown a positive correlation between kiwi consumption and lowering of blood sugar level

Black jamun
Undoubtedly, this is one of the best fruits for diabetics. It is known to improve blood sugar control. Seeds of these fruit can be powdered and consumed by patients to control diabetes.

These tasty fruits are a great healthy treat, with a low GI and good for diabetics.
( Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how quickly blood glucose levels (i.e., blood sugar) rise after eating a particular type of food. Glucose (the defining standard) has a glycemic index of 100. )

Apples contain antioxidants, which help to reduce cholesterol levels, cleanse the digestive system, and boost the immune system. Apples also contain nutrients that help in the digestion of fats.

Good for diabetics, pineapples also benefit the body as they are rich in anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Star fruit (amrakh)
Similar to jamuns, starfruits help improve blood sugar control. But caution needs to be exercised in case the person has diabetes nephropathy.

Guava controls diabetes and it is good for constipation. Guavas are high in vitamin A and vitamin C and contain high amounts of dietary fiber. This fruit has a reasonably low GI.

These delicious fruits are a good snacking option for diabetics as they are rich vitamins and fibre.

They are good for diabetics because they are rich in vitamin and other minerals.

These citrus fruits can be consumed on a daily basis by diabetics, as they are rich in vitamin C.

A fruit loaded with vitamin C and fiber, Amla is a healthy addition to the diabetic diet.

Although watermelons have a high GI value, their glycemic load is low, making them good fruits for diabetes patients. However, consume in moderation.

These tiny red rubies help diabetic people improve their blood sugar statistics.

Their GI value is 20 (or even less in some varieties) which makes it a good healthy snack for diabetes patients at any time of the day.

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