Fruit and Cheese together?

By camsgranny Latest Reply 2008-09-08 04:14:02 -0500
Started 2008-09-02 07:28:55 -0500

Is it true that if a diabetic eats fruit as a snack, then they must eat a piece of cheese with it?

13 replies

GabbyPA 2008-09-08 04:00:04 -0500 Report

I am reading Toma Grubb's book on inflamation foods, and yellow cheeses are one of them. You might want to try a hard cheese, he suggests parmesean and romano cheeses...there are more, but they don't come to mind at the moment. Anyway, something to think about when you are choosing a cheese.

butterfly_8 2008-09-06 08:11:34 -0500 Report

I am curious about the use of cheese. I love sharp cheese.I gave it up when my diaabetic co-ordinator told us we should have string cheese as a snack. Is cheddar okay.? Please say yes.LOL

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-09-06 09:14:20 -0500 Report

You will have to make your own decision. What are your dietary goals, What is your A1c level? What are your your cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglyceride levels? These all play into the equation. What foods make your blood levels spike after eating? I don't think we can tell you yes or no, but I think many of us have learned to trust our own body's reaction to foods, and that sometimes what the authorities tell us differ, and that even different professionals have different opinions. The research continues to grow, which is good, but many professionals continue with what they first learned in graduate school.

CD 2008-09-06 11:47:52 -0500 Report

I always knew they went well together but I didn't know it would help with the sugar. Great news. Thanks

Half Sunflower
Half Sunflower 2008-09-06 14:41:15 -0500 Report

Hi Butterfly 8

My doctor advised me that cottage cheese and any type of semi hard fat free cheese is perfectly acceptable. Try to locate your favorite semi hard fat free in the sharp cheddar that you desire.

Half Sunflower

Half Sunflower
Half Sunflower 2008-09-06 14:43:30 -0500 Report

More on Cheese

I also like The Laughing Cow cheese,my favorite if the French Onion. One wedge is 35 calories; it packs powerful punch. You will love it.

Half Sunflower

MysticPaige 2008-09-06 05:35:34 -0500 Report

I sure hope that fruit and cheese go together because I love to eat them that way. I try only to have one serving of fruit a day and I usually have blueberries because of their high anti-oxidant level. If I have more than one serving I get that dreaded headache in the morning when I wake up telling me my sugar is too high. Hugs, Paige

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-09-06 04:41:31 -0500 Report

I agree with Gabby; as a nutritionist I follow what I learned in physiology courses to control my diabetes and loose weight, too. Cheese with the carbohydrate slows the metabolism of the carbs and makes one feel full longer. By the way, I've lost 50 pounds in the past 5 years, and kept it off!

GabbyPA 2008-09-02 11:55:33 -0500 Report

I have never heard that you HAVE to eat cheese with your fruit. However, eating some fat (cheese) with your carb (fruit) will help you to absorb the sugar from the fruit slower, thus not causing your numbers to spike.

Charles M
Charles M 2008-09-06 06:18:44 -0500 Report

As a new comer to the diabetes scene I am still trying to find my way. Concerning the fruit and cheese as a snack; I will eat 1 ounce of Cheddar Cheese and one apple together. Whether it is the correct solution I can't say for sure but it does satisfy the nagging hunger.

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