oranges in diet

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2011-08-24 17:31:35 -0500
Started 2011-01-04 06:52:18 -0600

Does anybody eat oranges and it does not effect
BS highs? I thought oranges were high in sugar,
but they are so good for Vit C. Trying to add
new food, you get so tired of eating the same

15 replies

tabby9146 2011-08-24 14:37:39 -0500 Report

yes but I eat small oranges, or what I am sure are a cousin to the orange, called clementines, they are very small, and they don't affect my BS much at all, it doesn't spike up too high. they taste so much like an orange and then there are tangerines that are much smaller than regular oranges also.

Emma2412 2011-01-06 10:13:46 -0600 Report

Yes, definitely eat oranges, but I would stay away from the juice. Eating the whole fruit is always best. Besides, there is fiber in the whole fruit that slows down blood sugar spikes. I wouldn't have oranges every day but I do have one at least once a week. I've been reading lately that one is supposed to be able to have anything and everything as long as you stay within the recommended portion size. I'm going to be going to a dietician because lately it seems no matter what, I've been spiking and I'm going to ask this person whether that's true. Emma

annklaus 2011-01-05 21:22:31 -0600 Report

We eat the Cuties, clementine, oranges all the time. They are small and delicious.

Cheryl*G 2011-08-24 15:41:19 -0500 Report

This might sound stupid but what are cuties?

jayabee52 2011-08-24 17:31:35 -0500 Report

I buy a bag of cuties at Walmart all the time. They are smallish clementine oranges. I like them because they are not big and I can eat a whole cutie and not go very high.

tabby9146 2011-08-24 14:38:15 -0500 Report

yes, Cuties! I have been buying bags of those the last couple of years clementines, so delicious and so easy to peel, plus they are seedless.

GabbyPA 2011-01-05 18:11:56 -0600 Report

Eating an orange is much better that drinking a glass of orange juice. Choosing small fruits or tangerines is a good place to start. See how it works with your levels, as stated everyone is different. Also, don't forget that strawberries and even watermelon are good sources of vitamin C.

jayabee52 2011-01-06 02:41:55 -0600 Report

Watermelon spikes my BG so I avoid it. I have stayed away from oranges too. I'm going to have to see how clementines & tangerines affect me.

spiritwalker 2011-01-04 19:32:20 -0600 Report

I eat an orange (a clementine) everyday. These are smaller oranges. I eat it for breakfast or lunch. It doesn't up my bg but each of us is different. I mentioned the
type of orange since others do up my bg. Its a matter of trail and error for most
of us. You learn want you can eat by adding a food at a time and checking your
bg 2hours after a meal. Good luck with your food plan.

CaliKo 2011-01-04 11:48:06 -0600 Report

You do have to be careful with oranges. And you have to test to see if you can eat one, many diabetics can not. They are very good for you in more ways than just Vitamin C, they also contain soluble fiber, which is very good for your heart health. I can eat one of those small, clementine oranges with lunch (good on a spinach salad) without spiking my blood glucose, they are usually about one carb serving (15 g). It is also one of my first choices if my blood glucose drops too low, eaten without other food, it will raise my blood glucose rather quickly. Might as well get some nutritional value out of having a low, or near low. Good luck!

runthe 2011-01-04 11:24:08 -0600 Report

I don't know how true it is but I was told by my diabetic eduator tha eating to many oranges will keep your blood sugar high. She said that I need to eat more green vegetables which is better for you.

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