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How many mangoes can a diabetic patient eat in a day to avoid sugar spikes? Know details

As soon as the mango season arrives, this question comes to people's minds whether diabetic patients can eat mangoes or not. If they can eat, then how much should they eat? Mango tastes sweet, so let us know from a dietician how appropriate it is for a diabetic patient to eat mango.

Written By: Kristina Das @https://twitter.com/KristinaDas2 New Delhi Published on: May 23, 2024 13:10 IST
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After a year-long wait, the king of fruits, mango, has finally arrived. Mango lovers eagerly wait for mangoes in summer. These days, many types of mangoes are available in the market. almost everyone loves the taste of mango. It becomes difficult to control oneself from eating after seeing sweet, juicy mangoes. In such a situation, even diabetes patients start craving for mangoes. Why not, the taste of mango is such that no one can live without eating it. However, diabetes patients are afraid of eating mangoes. They feel that the sweetness of mango may increase their sugar level. Let us know from a dietitian whether diabetes patients can eat mangoes or not and how many mangoes can they eat in a day.

According to physician, weight loss coach and keto dietician Dr Swati Singh, diabetic patients can also eat mango but include it in limited quantities in their diet. The glycemic index of mango is of an acceptable level, hence even diabetic patients can eat it. Foods whose glycemic index is less than 50 can be eaten by diabetics. GI of mango is around 51. Therefore diabetic patients can also eat mangoes. 

Can one eat mango in diabetes?

If you are diabetic and eat mango, then know that mango has a low glycemic load. This means that when you eat mango, the sugar level does not increase immediately. Mango contains a lot of fibre due to which the blood sugar level remains under control. Mango is rich in minerals like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin K, calcium, iron and potassium. A bioactive compound is found in mango which is called Mangiferin. It helps in controlling blood sugar. In many studies, it has also been found that mango controls the PP sugar level.

How many mangoes can a diabetic patient eat in a day?

Diabetic patients should eat mangoes while keeping their diet and calories in mind. On average, a diabetic patient can eat 100 grams of mango daily. That means you can eat about half a cup of mango. You should also include some kind of protein diet with mango. This will not increase your blood sugar rapidly. You can have nuts, cheese or eggs with mango.

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