- by Bangalore Diabetes Centre & Diagnostic Lab
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- Feb 23 2017
Safe Fruit for Diabetic Patients
Glycemic index (GI) of a food determines how its carbohydrate content affects the blood sugar levels. Scores below 55 are low, 56-69 average and above 70 are categorised as high. A low GI score is good for the body as it has very less impact on the blood sugar levels.
Here are some fruits that have low GI scores which makes them a good option for diabetic patients:
Cherries: Packed with antioxidants, cherries are a good boost for the immune system. Since they are seasonal, canned cherries are also good as long as they are not packed in added sugars.
Grapefruit: Has 100% of the required Vitamin C intake but in-case you are taking prescription medications, have a word with your doctor before consumption.
Apricots: Fresh apricots maybe be hard to get so, dried ones are good to go too as they have right amounts of carbohydrates and are packed with Vitamins and minerals.
Pears: With the peel on, they are a great source of required daily fibre intake.
Apples: Good not just for your fibre intake but also feeds the healthy gut bacteria in the body.
Oranges: Healthy fibre content and good source of vitamin C.
Plums: Fresh plums would ideally be the best but if you are taking them in the dried form, reduce the quantity as they are have higher GI scores.
Strawberries: Not just these but blueberries, black and raspberries are all a perfect serving of fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants.
Peaches: Packed with vitamins like A and C they have 10 required vitamins loaded in them.
It is important that you check your blood sugar levels and have a word with your doctor to understand which ones are best suited for you.
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