Sugar And Carbs: Which Fruits Contain The Most/least?
There’s a long-running debate about fruit. Should people with diabetes eat it? If so, how much? The short answer is: Yes, a bit. Fruit is full of vitamins and minerals. It provides nutrition that’s essential for anybody, diabetic or not. Don’t leave fruit out of your diet altogether. That said, fruit tends to be quite high in sugar. Too much, and you may find it difficult to keep blood glucose levels under control. But which are the best (and the worst) fruits for people with diabetes, in terms of sugar? Let’s take a look. (Next to the sugar content, we’ve listed the total carb content of each fruit, per 100g. In this case, total carbs includes sugar, but also some other stuff.) The most sugary 5. Banana: 12g per 100g. (22.8g total carbohydrate) Bananas are pretty high in sugar content. They contain 12g of sugar per 100g of fruit. The average banana weighs roughly 120g, so people with diabetes probably shouldn’t eat more than one a day. More positively, bananas contain a whole host of good stuff: vitamin C, potassium, protein, magnesium and dietary fibre. 4. Pomegranate: 14g per 100g. (17.1g total carbohydrate) Pomegranates contain 14g of sugar per 100g, but don’t let Continue reading >>