Top 5 Best and Worst Fruits For Diabetics
You might have heard people saying that you can’t eat fruit if you have diabetes, or follow a no fruit diet if you want to control your blood sugar levels.
Well, these statements does not affect you much if you're a non-diabetic, but think of someone who is a diabetic or suffering from diabetes type 2 in particular.
That is when you might get worried and these open end statements can invoke your mind to questions like - should i eat sweet fruits, can i eat fruits if i have diabetes, do i have to completely avoid fruits if i want to control my blood sugar levels and many many more...
It's not the case that these statements stand completely irrelevant or are completely untrue. Some fruits does affect your blood sugar levels and can in fact spike it to dangerous levels, affecting your mind, body and overall health but, there's more explanation to it!!.
Spike in blood sugar levels associated with eating fruits depend upon multiple factors that needs to be considered as well, like - which fruit you're consuming, what quantity are you eating, in what form are you eating and much more..
So, in this article let's take a look at some best fruits for diabetics and which fruits to avoid in diabetes. But before that, let's quickly know about how do we decide which fruits are good and which are bad for diabetics.
What is the criteria to know which are Diabetes friendly fruits and which are not. In fact, this criteria not only applies to fruits but to almost every food item that we eat. But what is it??
Well, all this is majorly decided by one factor - The Glycemic Index
What is Glycemic Index?
- If the rank or GI of the food is lower than or equal to 55, the food item is considered as a low gylcemic index food.
- If the GI falls between 55 to 69, it is considered as medium.
- And if the GI of the food is higher than or equal to 70, the food item is considered as a high gylcemic index food.