Eating a balanced diet along with regular exercise and lifestyle modifications are crucial for people living with diabetes. When it comes to a balanced diet, fruits are an essential part of it. However, there are certain fruits that can turn hell for a diabetic if consumed. Find about the five worst fruits for diabetics.
|PARTICULARS||Fruit 1||Fruit 2||Fruit 3||Fruit 4||Fruit 5|
|Best Rating (1-10)||Watermelon||Banana||Pineapple||Mango||lychee|
|Best Advantage||Potassium, Beta Carotene||Potassium||Vitamin C||Vitamin A & C||Vitamin C|
NOTE: All the above mentioned fruits have higher glycemic scores and high natural sweeteners that can spike blood sugar levels. The lower the glycemic score, the faster a diabetic can digest food.
This juicy and refreshing summer fruit has high sugar content and a high GI score (76). Therefore, it is recommended that diabetics should limit the portion size. Watermelon can be mixed with low GI foods to maintain blood sugar levels.
Although bananas have a high GI score (62), eating a small banana with nuts such as almonds, pistachios, and walnuts can positively impact your blood sugar. People with type 2 diabetes can pair bananas with a protein source (yogurt). It reduces the urge to eat snacks throughout the day as it keeps your stomach full for a longer time.
This sweet and delicious fruit contains approximately 16 grams of sugar. So, smaller amounts are sufficient to satisfy a sweet tooth. Pineapple can be eaten raw or it can be enjoyed as a dessert after having a low GI food rich in fats and proteins.
In India, summers are synonymous with delicious and juicy mangoes. But, one serving of mango contains 14 grams of sugar which can immediately spike blood sugar levels in diabetics. However, mangoes can be enjoyed as mango and black bean salad or can be used as topping for various dishes.
This juicy and pulpy fruit contains about 16 grams of sugar. People with diabetes should consume lychee in moderation. It can be added to smoothies or ice creams.
Fruits with a high glycaemic index pose the risk for higher blood sugar levels. So, fruits with low GI can be safely eaten by people with diabetes. Low glycemic fruits are:
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