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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Which fruits are safe to eat if you’re diabetic?

Natural News: It’s common knowledge that fruits (and vegetables) promote overall health. However, for certain people, such as those with Type 2 diabetes, some of these foods may aggravate their condition. It is important to choose which ones can give them the proper nutrition without worrying about raising their blood sugar levels too much.

One study involving over 45,000 participants in the Singapore Chinese Health Study reported that certain types of fruits decreased the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, while some types increased the risk, dietary and lifestyle factors notwithstanding.

The glycemic index (GI) is a way of quantifying the effect of foods on an individual’s blood glucose level. The GI has numbers which range from 0 to 100 (100 represents pure glucose) – these numbers represent a rise in blood sugar levels two hours after meals. For diabetics, this is a way to determine which foods are high on the GI so they can avoid them and prevent spikes in their blood sugar levels. Fruits that are high on the GI more>>>...