There are many foods that are restricted from a diabetes-specific diet. Diabetes is a serious health condition, which is caused by insufficient production of insulin in the body. It makes it difficult for glucose to be processed properly, which leads to abnormal spike in the blood sugar level. Sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, genetic disorders are some of the factors that could contribute to the situation; yet sugary foods are the first thing that the doctors advise not to have on a diabetes diet. Surprisingly, these include fruits as well; but only those fruits that contain high amount of natural sugars. Some fruits, in fact, are considered great for diabetics and should be included in the diet in moderation. With winters around the corner, seasonal fruits are set to flock the markets. If you are a diabetic, you must know which fruits to pick from the slot this season.
Winter Fruits For Diabetes Diet -
Citrus fruits like orange contain a great quantity of vitamin C nutrient that is a powerful antioxidant. Orange is also rich in fibre that can inhibit metabolic markers like blood pressure and blood sugar to their optimal level.
Pear has an impressive low Glycaemic Index, which is a measure of how fast the body converts carbohydrates in food into glucose. It is said that the skin of the pear is of great nutritional value and especially beneficial in handling high blood sugar level. So, don't peel it and gobble down the whole fruit.
This fruit has a remarkable nutritional profile. It is high in potassium and low in sodium; it is rich in fibre and vitamin C, and has a low Glycaemic Index. This winter specialty is one of the topmost picks for a diabetes diet.
This green wonder is packed with the goodness of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in dietary fibre, making it the perfect addition to your diet.
The fruit contains a special type of antioxidant called anthocyanin that can help regulate blood sugar and keep a check on its level by improving the metabolic balance of the body.
Grapes are another winter delight that may prove beneficial in managing blood sugar. The fruit contains a phytochemical called resveratrol, which helps in improving the body's ability to secrete insulin.
Although, these seasonal fruits may be a great addition to your diabetes diet, you should not go overboard with them. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor to know how much is ideal and map out your diet accordingly.
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