What fruits are good for me?
People with diabetes can and should eat pretty much any type of fruit. Different fruits provide different vitamins and minerals, so it’s important to eat a variety. However, all fruit naturally contains sugar, so you do need to limit how much you eat. Aim to eat fresh fruit when you do eat it – apples, pears, peaches, plums, oranges and berries are excellent choices. Eat the skin for fiber. Frozen fruit, such as frozen strawberries, is also an option, but be sure to buy frozen fruit that’s not packed in syrup. Canned fruit can also be a good choice, but choose canned fruit packed in water or juice, not syrup. The syrup adds additional calories and carbohydrate. Dried fruit is very concentrated in carbohydrate, so the portion is usually quite small – about two tablespoons. A dietitian can guide you as to how many servings of fruit to aim for each day, as well as appropriate portion sizes.