Although fruits are good for health, some fruits may be harmful for diabetics.
Each fruit varies in the amount of antioxidants and nutrients and may provide health benefits depending on the body's needs.
For people with diabetes, different fruits can cause different changes in blood sugar levels. To be safe, diabetics should avoid some fruits that can raise the following blood sugar levels.
For every 100 g of mango there is about 14 g of sugar, which can imbalance blood sugar. Although mangoes - the "king of fruits" - are among the best fruits in the world, people with diabetes should avoid them due to their high sugar content. Regular consumption of mango can lead to a prolonged increase in blood sugar.
This fruit contains about 7 g of sugar per 100 g. A glycemic index of 55 and the sapodilla's high sugar and carbohydrate content can be extremely detrimental to diabetics.
The glycemic index (GI) of a food is an indicator of the rate of increase in blood sugar after eating that food.
Because grapes are high in sugar, it should never be added to a diabetic diet because 100 g of grapes can contain nearly 18 g of carbohydrates.
While it is possible to eat fresh apricots, diabetics should never eat dried apricots. One cup of fresh apricots has 74 calories and 14.5 g of natural sugar.
This is one of the main fruits diabetics should avoid. With a GI value of 103, ¼ cup plum contains 24 g of carbohydrate.
Although people with diabetes are relatively safe when eating pineapples, excessive consumption can wreak havoc on blood sugar. Consumption should be monitored and changes in blood sugar levels monitored.
Soursop is not the best option for diabetics. 100 g of custard contains 23 g of carbohydrates. Some studies show that diabetics can eat custard but must be extremely careful.
Watermelon has a GI value of 72 and half a cup can contain about 5 g of carbohydrate, so it can only consume very small portions.
With a GI value of 59, papaya is high in carbohydrates and calories. If papaya is added to the diet for diabetics, it should be consumed in very limited amounts to avoid hyperglycemia.
People with diabetes should avoid pure fruit juice from any type of fruit, as this can cause blood sugar spikes. Because these juices contain no fiber, they are quickly metabolized and raise blood sugar within minutes.
The last thing to note is that, among fruits that people with diabetes should avoid, consider its GI value before consuming it. Typically, GI of 55 and below is safe for people with diabetes.
Fruits like strawberries, pears and apples are low in carbohydrates and may be safe for diabetics.
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