How Much Sugar In A Banana Diabetes

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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 >>

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  1. amania

    Are Grits OK?

    I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 and frankly don't know where to start on a correct diet. I don't eat breakfast and I know that is one of the things I need to start. I've read some of the past posts and will train plain Cheerios, Total, boiled eggs, and plain yogurt. Since I'm from the south, I was wondering if I could eat grits occasionally as well? I've never tried oatmeal and I know grits are from corn not oats. Just wondering...Thanks ahead of time.

  2. hannahtan

    Although i don't know what grits are... sounds like its like oatmeal?
    You will need to experiment to see whether your body can tolerate it... take a small portion and then check your levels after 2 hours... if the level is high... then you might want to consider cutting down the portion further... and if that doesn't work as well... eliminate it from your diet as it would not be suitable for you...
    personally... i do eat oatmeal and i find it ok for me in a small portion (like half a bowl)... but some members here will find the tiniest bit of oatmeal can spike their bg levels quite high

  3. jwags

    If you are trying to use low carb diet to control your bg's I would avoid all cereals. Do you have a carb counter book. If not , buy one. Mine is a little paperback and is invaluable. It lists the carb value of all foods and a lot of restaurants. It list grits as 32 carbs for 1/4 cup uncooked. I've never made grits so I'm not sure how much you use and whether you have to add sugar or not to sweeten. Every product you buy has a nutrition label. Start reading the labels and buy the lowest carb items you can found. Every diabetic is different in what we can eat safely. Many of us are insulin resistant and find we need to keep the carb count for the total meal fairly low. I find if I eat more than 15 carbs I will spike. You many be allowed to eat more than me without spiking. The only way you know is to test 90 minutes to 2 hours after you eat. Your number should be 120-140 or less. By doing this consistently you will see your fasting numbers go lower.

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