What fruits should you avoid to keep Bg numbers low?

By Ginlea Latest Reply 2009-01-17 10:06:17 -0600
Started 2009-01-06 09:15:53 -0600

What fruits are good to eat that will not raise your sugar level.

19 replies

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-17 09:47:24 -0600 Report

I love apples. But I need to start watching the size of apples I eat. I am suppose to eat the size of a little bigger than a golf ball. I think my apples are huge and my BS sugar shows it after I eat it. I definately need to buy smalled apples or any fruit for that matter…Debe

2009-01-17 10:05:25 -0600 Report

I have the same issue Debe. I try to buy smaller ones now. the other day at work I had an apple and it was huge and should have eaten half of it but I'm too cheap to throw it away… lol So I ate it anyway and my before dinner bg was 134 (I know not too bad but high for me) I then ate dinner and 2 hours later my bg was 98!! Fruit is great but small portions it is!!

phonelady61 2009-01-17 09:39:21 -0600 Report

hi I dont eat any fruit either and i sure dont make the mistake of eating peanut butter or cream cheese because these all have terrible effects on my bg and there is no way I am going to take a plus on my mdis that I am already doing . Yuck that would be a really crappy day .

John Funck
John Funck 2009-01-17 08:50:30 -0600 Report

I Pick my fruits carefully. Like all foods any fruit that is processed like fruit juices (All fiber has been removed) and all canned fruits and the super sweet tropicals would spike my blood sugar. Too large a portion of fruit might do the same. Each person might find some fruits different then another person. (So I have tried some and tested my blood sugar to find out what works for me). I find 100% whole temperate climate fruit types that are high in fiber in small portions are o.k. for me. Best when I combine them with low glycemic indexed foods that brings the total glycemic load lower. Blue berries, blackberries, strawberries all are low sugar for me. I add them to 100% whole grains with 100% whole nuts for breakfast… and my blood sugar is good. hard apples with a little cheese works for me… I have to avoid high sugar, high juice foods like ripe grapes. Citrus fruits raise my blood sugars to high… and bananas only work for me if I eat a small amount when they are still hard… as they get softer they raise my blood sugar too much.

So I encourage you to try some but test your blood sugar to see what works best for you. Avoid the processed and the super ripe… lower the glycemic load my adding low sugar raising foods to your small portion of fruit. I hope you find ones that you love that work for you.
All my Best,

fun2u2007 2009-01-07 14:32:14 -0600 Report

The only fruit I eat that spikes my sugar is bananas and watermelon and I love them, but gave them up.

2catty 2009-01-07 15:42:16 -0600 Report

That is so odd I have read that some people's blood sugar rises when they eat watermelon. I could eat the whole thing and my sugar would not go up at all. Any melon for that much. And for this I am glad. I love melon.

fun2u2007 2009-01-07 16:53:24 -0600 Report

I love melon too. I can eat cantaloup and honeydew in small portions, but something about the watermelon sends my sugar sky high. Bummer. Lisa

Anonymous 2009-01-07 10:21:59 -0600 Report

When I eat an apple, I always have a piece of string cheese. I also eat red grapes. And I do enjoy a good juicy orange on occasion. with no spike in sugars. I was told by the doctor to eat fruit instead of drinking the juice. I also in the summer love watermelon and cantaloupe. It is still all about portions. You can almost eat anything if the portion is right and if you are in control. Just my thoughts.

sexyswamprat 2009-01-06 23:37:35 -0600 Report

I did a experiement with oranges caus eI love them so much and haven't had them in over a year. I found that oranges do not spike my blood sugar. I am so happy. I now eat at least one orange a day. You will need to do your own test to see if they spike your bs or not. I also eat bananas, peaches, and pears. They do have canned fruit that has no sugar added. They are good but I don't eat alot of them. Even though they don't raise my bs.


2catty 2009-01-06 22:29:45 -0600 Report

Limit citrus fruits. They tend to drive your blood sugar straight up. Grapes will also if you eat more than 16. I am a fruit lover. I tend to stick with strawberries blueberries, melons which are my favorite. And pears. Love fruit. Wish I could just live on them alone. Yummy now I want watermelon and its out of season. AWWWW.

SkipT 2009-01-06 16:42:13 -0600 Report

This usually freaks most people out, but I eat NO fruit. I get all of the nutrients I need from consuming vegetables.

Ginlea 2009-01-06 16:49:33 -0600 Report

I eat fruit at times but I am not a big fruit eater.On my diet I can not have fruit.I eat vegetables and meat and i know what you mean by getting nutrients from vegetables.I have more energy when I eat vegetables.

GabbyPA 2009-01-06 10:14:00 -0600 Report

There are some great ones out there. If you temper most fruits with some sort of fat or protein, they will not spike you as much also. So add a little peanut butter to your apple or some walnuts with your fruit salad. Cheese with a pear or some balsamic vinegar with your strawberries.
Apples are a staple in my house and almost all berries. Strawberries, blueberries, etc. If you keep them small, peaches and nectarines are okay. If you eat them before they are drippy ripe then they are more friendly.
Watermelon and cantalope is good also. Some people spike on the watermelon, some don't. The best thing is to try a fruit and test after to see what it does to you as an individual.
I love pineapple, but it tends to send me high. So do oranges. I have not experimented with grapefruit, but limes and lemons are great for me too.
I eat mango some, but limited and bananas are the same. I just have to share with someone in the house.
I avoid canned fruits and try to eat fresh as much as possible. That way you get all the fiber, vitamins and pectins in them. Those are things that help a lot too.

2009-01-06 19:18:25 -0600 Report

Great reply Gabby. I wasn't sure of what to eat or not. I have been eating oranges, canned pineapple and grapefruit, but my numbers tend to run low. I'm ready for a change. Thanks again, Angie

NormaJean 2009-01-06 19:54:59 -0600 Report

Thanks for the info Gabby,I usually have apples,pears,fresh pineapple and sometimes bananas,watermelon too but my Doc said I should not have too much watermelon.I've heard bananas can spike your BG because of it's high sugar content.What do you think?

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