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Are Bananas Good For A Diabetic?

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Can Diabetics Eat Bananas?

Can Diabetics Eat Bananas? How much sugar does a banana have? Perhaps these are the most frequently asked questions from people who are suffering from diabetes health condition. And the answer is Yes, as long as they are unripe or semi-ripe and you don’t overdo it and eat a whole dozen. The rest of this article explains why. Diabetics Need to Watch Their Carbs All carbohydrates we eat turn into sugar in our body. Insulin is needed to take this sugar into cells. People suffering from Type-2 diabetes usually have two problems; one, their pancreas don’t produce as much insulin as their bodies can use and two, their cells are not very sensitive to insulin. The result: blood sugar can shoot up. That’s why diabetics need to watch their carbs. Bananas are full of good stuff; in addition to carbs (around 30 grams in an average-sized banana), they are loaded with fiber, Vitamins B6 and C, manganese, copper and potassium. RELATED: 17 Ways To Lower Your Blood Sugar Without Medications Bananas Have a Low GI Index Overall, bananas have a low glycemic index (GI), the score that measures how much a food increases your blood sugar level when you eat it. The lower the GI, the better. Where a Continue reading >>

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  1. Billie

    Im trying to determine what spikes my blood sugar

    hi, im trying to find out which foods spikes my blood sugar,, should I test first right after I eat or wait 2 hours to find which foods to stay clear of ?? wasn't sure ..also, I have been eating nothing but vegtables thinking that was best ,but my sugar went up , I have been eating alot of cabbage soup... thanks alot for all your help. I really appreciate it...

  2. colliemom

    to really see what is doing test just before eating, i hour after starting and 2 hours after starting to eat and if you really want a good idea (and can afford the strips) you might actually want to test at the 3 and 4 hour marks as well

  3. penguinbot

    What have you been eating? Although raw vegetables are generally healthy, not all are created equal in concerns with one's blood sugar. For example, a potato will spike your levels far quicker than broccoli. You said you ate a bowl of cabbage soup, generally cabbage is quite a starchy green veggie, which will spike your levels far more than a veggie like spinach. Another thought with your soup is whether it contains any flour or corn starch to thicken the broth, which will quickly spike your levels.

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