fruit in diet

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2010-10-23 21:25:37 -0500
Started 2010-10-13 16:40:59 -0500

what are the best fruits to eat for diabetes

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twininnc2 2010-10-23 21:25:37 -0500 Report

The best fruits to eat being diabetic are the ones that you eat the entire fruit. The ones like pineapples, bananas, etc. have more carbs than the fruits like apples, pears, berries, etc.

Mamayama364 2010-10-14 19:50:49 -0500 Report

I have found mixed frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries), unsweetened work really well to satisfy the sweet tooth and do not do much damage to my levels, they are also very reasonably priced and available all year round.

GabbyPA 2010-10-14 14:10:38 -0500 Report

Truth is, you will have to experiment with what works good for you. Berries are generally considered the "safest" of the fruit family to eat. Citrus can be tricky. Apples are generally good, but make sure you are not eating those huge ones, keep them so they fit in your hand. Watermelon is tricky. I can eat it all day, no problems, but some people can't. Pineapple is another one that can be a huge difference between people. Bananas are generally considered one of the "least safe" and usually it is recommended to eat only 1/2 of one for a carb serving.

Here are some rules that work well.
When possible, choose a whole fruit over juice. You get all the fiber and bulk that will help make you feel full. Plus, juices often have added sugars, so use caution.

If you don't know how a fruit is going to react with you, test before your meal that has fruit, and then make sure you are testing after. Find out if it spikes you or not. Sometimes you can do this with just the fruit, but keep in mind, it is a carb and if you don't have any fat to curb that spike, fruit alone will almost always spike you.

If you eat a less ripe fruit, it has less sugar in it. I like my pears hard and crunchy. That is a plus. If you like them sweet and juicy, then be prepared to deal with that extra sugar.

Raw is better than least for your levels. Cooking brings out the sugars in the fruit and a lot of times we are tempted to add sugar to a cooked fruit. So be aware of what you are doing.

Know your serving sizes. Each fruit is very different so getting a book that gives you a 15g of carb serving size is very helpful. Sometimes the choice is 1 table spoon of raisins or 1/2 cup of strawberries. You have to weigh out what you want with what you should have.

SUNNYSAL45 2010-10-14 12:46:37 -0500 Report

The best fruit to eat is watermelon, it's good for your kidneys and it dosen't raise your sugar much. The best time to eat a fruit is with your meal since the protein in the meal helps level out your sugar…

CaliKo 2010-10-13 17:20:34 -0500 Report

I think berries affect my blood glucose the least. I can have 3/4 cup of blueberries at one time, but they are getting harder to find. Now I'm eating strawberries. Sometimes you just have to eat a serving and then test. Some fruits can be eaten with a meal that you can't tolerate by themselves. The other foods will sometimes slow down the carbs. Good luck!

Chrissy6341 2010-10-14 04:05:36 -0500 Report

Blueberries are my favorite. But now that summer is over they are hard to find and when i do find them they cost almost $5.00 for a pint. So I have been buying them frozen. I have also bought pineapple frozen too. Takes is almost like fresh, tho not as good but at least I get to have my berries,lol. I usually add a small dalop of light whipped cream and it makes a good dessert.

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