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Can A Diabetic Eat Bananas ? – When Should Diabetics Eat Fruit

When Should Diabetics Eat Fruit An extra-small banana contains 8 percent of the daily value of potassium, a mineral that can help you control your blood pressure. It also provides you with 2 grams of fiber and 12 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. Even diabetics should eat at least two servings of fruit per day, and bananas are allowed as long as you eat them with meals and take the amount of Carbohydrates that contain in consideration with one of the diabetic diet planning tools. The recommended serving size for diabetic bananas is an extra small banana, which is a banana that is no more than 6 inches long. A banana of this size contains 19 grams of carbohydrates, which is about one third of the 45 grams to 60 grams of carbohydrates that most diabetics can consume at each meal. Foods that have a low glycemic index cause lower blood sugar levels to rise than foods that have a higher glycemic index. A banana that is a bit green is lower in the glycemic index than a more mature banana. If you eat a banana, which is an average glycemic index food, eat it together with foods that have a low glycemic index or with foods that contain little or no carbohydrate, as this will prevent Continue reading >>

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  1. Levornia

    Bananas & Sugar

    I know bananas are good for you but is eating too much bananas bad for you? Can it raise your glucose levels? I have been doing excellent on my AC1 levels. A week ago I was told I was at risk for diabetes and I went for another check up this week and I got great report but I love bananas but I read they can raise glucose levels? Any opinions?

  2. Trudii

    Bananas do raise BG for most people with D. They have a lot of carbs.
    http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/sh...qlookup=banana

  3. CarmelwasCollins

    I can't eat bananas at all even though I love them.
    I would advise to limit the amount of bananas you eat if you are at risk of diabetes. Better to cut back a little now rather than a lot if you cross the diabetes line.
    What are your numbers?

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