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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. Darrell

    As a very recently diagnosed type 2, which of the following are regarded as good or bad, there is so much conflicting opinion.
    Can I also please ask about Bergen bread, I spotted it in the supermarket today and I noticed it had been mentioned a few times on here. Is there any reason for choosing this brand because I saw other bread products with similar qualities. Is there something to be wary of whilst looking at the nutritional info of bread?

  2. Daibell

    Hi. I can comment on a few of the items:
    Bananas bad particularly if over-ripe
    Pineapple & Grapes. Have fruit sugar so careful with the quantity. Perhaps others can comment further on these
    Tomatos, peas, carrots good especially if the carrots are raw (why cook them?)
    Bergen bread (soya & linseed) is good owing to the low overall carb % in the ingredients and it is low GI. In theory it has the lowest BS impact of almost any available bread.
    Overall you need to be looking at the overall carb content and whether it is low or high GI. Low GI foods (good) tend to be complex and less refined.

  3. Anonymous

    Burgen bread (the soya and linseed one) has lower carb than other sliced bread - about 11g per slice, hence the recommendation. Compared to many loaves it's half the carbohydrate.
    In your list of fruit/veg, here are the readings from my Collin's Gem Carb Counter book;
    Bananas - 1 mediium - 20.1g carb
    Pineapple - Fresh 60g - 5.7g carb
    Tomato - 1 medium - 4.1g carb
    Peas - boiled 90g - 5g carb
    Carrots - boiled 80g - 2g crb
    Grapes - 75g - 11.1g carb
    most find that Banana's are off limits - especially if they are very ripe because they act faster (high GI). The best fruit ends in 'berry and the best veg grows above ground.
    Hope that helps

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