Can different types of apples affect BS level differently

By Gambling Latest Reply 2012-03-05 11:39:46 -0600
Started 2012-03-01 16:33:11 -0600

I noticed that when I snacked on a different apple type my BS level was more elevated that say my normal type of apple?
Is this possible and does it vary also with other types of fruit styles such as oranges , cherries or even tomatoes ?

24 replies

jayabee52 2012-03-01 23:54:48 -0600 Report

Well the only thing which can tell you that is to test each type of apple yourself with your meter. Each person is affected differently by the same item. I have developed a method whereby I can determine what foods "play nice" with my metabolism and what foods don't. I'd be willing to send it to you if you request it.

Gambling 2012-03-02 04:52:23 -0600 Report

Nice point , will test out different apples and other fruits also.Can you send me your method also please

Jeanae 2012-03-01 18:02:28 -0600 Report

I have eaten several types of apples and react the same however I make sure I eat the same quantity of apples. I chop or slice and weigh so I know exactly how much I am consuming instead of looking at it and having a half or a whole one.

Type1Lou 2012-03-01 16:56:10 -0600 Report

I tried researching this a while back and could find no different carb values for different kinds of apples. Of course, the size of the apple makes a difference. I do find some apples sweeter than others (e.g. I like Galas and find them sweeter than Fujis; I don't like Delicious apples but do like Granny Smiths) but don't know whether the carb value would be different I usually eat an apple for lunch every day (sliced and slathered w/all natural Peanut Butter…just peanuts and salt). For a medium sized apple with 4 tbsp of PB, it's about 37 grams of carb. Other than making allowances for the different size of the apple, I treat different varieties the same.

camerashy 2012-03-01 17:21:34 -0600 Report

Jazz apples are my favorite - sort of sweet/tangy - but if I put peanut butter on it, there goes my BG - up, up and away.

GabbyPA 2012-03-02 17:46:37 -0600 Report

If that happens, you may want to check your peanut butter. It may have more sugar in it than you are aware of. Maybe try a natural nut butter that has no added sugar. It takes some getting used to, but it is better for you.

GabbyPA 2012-03-04 09:55:40 -0600 Report

Just check your labels. That is what will tell you the carbs or sugars you are consuming. Even natural ones you have to be careful with and make sure they are not adding sugars.

camerashy 2012-03-03 23:20:15 -0600 Report

It's a food processing company. They also make jams and cookies and lots of other stuff. It's been around for quite a while. I find it in the diet aisle of my grocery store.

camerashy 2012-03-05 11:39:46 -0600 Report

Kroger stores carry these. If you have one, and they don't carry it, ask them to order. They usually will. Which island?

Gambling 2012-03-01 17:26:34 -0600 Report

I had peanut butter and celery and that jumps my bg,but celery alone does nothing so i saying away from it for now

camerashy 2012-03-01 20:29:22 -0600 Report

Yeah, I found that if I'm crashing, all it takes to stop the crash is a teaspoon of peanut butter. But you wouldn't believe that several years ago, I read that women who ate peanut butter regularly didn't develpop diabetes. HAH!

Young1s 2012-03-01 17:57:12 -0600 Report

I may just be the type of peanut butter you used. This is why reading labels is so important. Labels that read as low or no fat could just mean that the sugar or salt content has been doubled up. Check to see if that's the case with your brand or you could try using a natural peanut butter.

Gambling 2012-03-01 18:12:15 -0600 Report

I just used skippy as I grew up on it .Great reminder to check the labels and even better for the Natural type

Type1Lou 2012-03-01 18:03:18 -0600 Report

You are so right Patricia. I only use all Natural Peanut Butter…just peanuts and salt. (I just edited my comment to include that info.) My preferred brand is Smucker's Natural that has 6 grams of carb per 2 tbsps. Compare that to Peter Pan Reduced Fat Creamy PB that has 14g of carb per 2 tbsps…more than twice as much!

Type1Lou 2012-03-02 13:29:38 -0600 Report

You have to stir it to mix the oil but afterwards, keep it in the fridge and the oil won't separate again. I can't stand the other PB's now…both the texture and the taste. PB is one of my major foods…I like it even better than steak!

Caroltoo 2012-03-01 16:52:45 -0600 Report

Oh, yes, definitely. I react much less to a Granny Smith which is tart (less sugar) than to a sweet Delicious, for example. Get a copy of a detailed glycemic index and you can see how some of the fruits are rated against each other. I haven't seen one that does the varieties within a fruit though, so you may need to just do some personal tracking of that.