What are the best fruits for diabetics?

Amy Campbell


There’s really no one “best” fruit for people with diabetes. All types of fruit provide nutritional benefits, so the key is to eat a variety of fruits (think of eating the rainbow). But keep in mind that all fruits contain carbohydrate (the nutrient that has the most effect on blood glucose) so you’ll need to control how much you eat. In general, a serving of fruit (which contains 15 grams of carbohydrate) is a small (4-5 ounces) piece of fruit, ¾ - 1 cup of berries, a small banana, 17 grapes, or 1 cup of melon. Try to choose fresh fruit whenever possible, and limit fruit juice and fruit canned in syrup, as they contain more carbohydrate than fresh fruit

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Grandmama16 2013-08-18 01:33:52 -0500 Report

17 grapes!? No wonder my sugar level was so high one night. I hadn't realized that. I also love cantalope and ate quite a bit of that one day. My favorites! Not fair. I rarely eat fruits otherwise.