What is the difference with real fruits and artificial

By lipsie Latest Reply 2009-03-06 07:30:02 -0600
Started 2009-03-06 01:47:46 -0600

Now, I am sure most are getting to know me and that I don't know too much yet even tho I have been diagnoised a while…my own fault but now its time for a change and to better my ways. Anyhow, as far as fruit goes…what's the difference between the natural fruit and artificial? I am sure neither are great for sugar but what's worse? What is there for us Diabetics cause I LOVE fruit, it just don't love me anymore. Thanks Shela

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GabbyPA 2009-03-06 07:30:02 -0600 Report

Fruit is a carb, so you have to look at it that way. I am not sure what you mean by artificial fruit...wax has no carbs. LOL
You need to choose wisely on fruit, and I really don't eat as much of it as I used to, and I don't drink fruit juice at all anymore.
A small apple is good, but eat it with peanutbutter or cheese.

A cup of fresh strawberries are good, but don't add the sugar. You can add some Truvia, it draws out the juice just fine. Have them with a little cream.

I make berry smoothies with yogurt a lot in the spring. I use wehy to add the protein to curb the carbs of the fruit.

I can enjoy melons of anykind, but some people cannot. about a 1/2 cup will do, and with cantalope, I like it with cottage cheese.

The main thing is to eat one serving of your favoirte fruit. Then test your levels and see how they do. I don't eat any citrus anymore. Once in a while I'll eat an orange or tangerine. But I do put lime or lemon juice in my water often.

The other thing is that I rarely eat just a piece of fruit. When you add a protein like cheese or a fat like peanutbutter, it slows down the absorbtion of the sugar into your blood stream and gives you less of a spike. So when you can, pair it up with something.

2009-03-06 05:50:59 -0600 Report

I'm a cottage cheese freak and I always have some type of fruit with the cottage cheese. I am also having a horrible time with foods and what to eat, what not to eat, never ending fight. The fruit, be it canned or fresh does not bother my BS. I'm sure it does a lot of people, however, for me I haven't had any problems. Maybe some others can give some better information. Good luck to you both. Ange