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Diabetic-friendly fruits loaded with fiber and water content which can slow down sugar spikes

Here are fruits that are not only diabetic-friendly but are also loaded with fiber and water content which can slow down the sugar spikes and sugar absorption rate.

Reported By : IANS Edited By : Health Desk
New Delhi
Published on: December 01, 2022 13:56 IST
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Savouring fruits is a healthy way to curb sugar cravings, especially if you have diabetes. While there have been many myths about fruit consumption in diabetes, studies and research have come up with the fruits that can be consumed in this condition and their relation to blood sugar levels. It is believed that consuming seasonal fruits not only increases nutrient intake but also reduces sugar and inflammation levels in fighting high blood pressure. Fruits are rich in antioxidants and are full of vitamins A, B, C, E, and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber.

Here are fruits that are not only diabetic-friendly but are also loaded with fiber and water content which can slow down the sugar spikes and sugar absorption rate.

Apples: They are not just nutritious and filling; According to a?study, they are significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes if consumed in moderation. Turns out there is a truth in the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", after all!

Avocados: They are a great source of healthy fats and more than 20 vitamins and minerals. They are high in fibers as well, and have been?linked?with lowering the risk of diabetes.

Berries: Adding berries is one of the best ways to add a variety to your diabetes-friendly diet. You can choose from blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries because all of them are power-packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers.

Papaya is rich in natural oxidants, which makes it a perfect pick for people with diabetes. It reduces the chances of future cell damage.

Star fruit: This sweet and sour fruit is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C. It also positively impacts anti-inflammatory processes and can help repair cell damage, and it has minimal fruit sugars as well.

Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin E, K, and potassium, and they are low in fruit sugars as well, which makes it a perfect diabetic-friendly fruit.

Melons (Musk melon and watermelon): Powerful hydrating fruits like cantaloupe and melons are recommended for people with diabetes, and people with the risk of developing diabetes. Eat-in moderation for multiple nutritional benefits like fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B, and C.

Dragon fruit is full of dietary fibers, vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Pear are nutrient-rich, and they are known to fight inflammation and improve digestion.? Studies also suggest that consuming pears along with a healthy diet reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Orange: This citrus fruit is full of fiber that helps slow down sugar absorption into the bloodstream, and its vitamin C component helps improve immunity levels.

Disclaimer: The article is for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute as medical advice. Please consult a doctor before starting any treatment.

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