'diabetics Should Avoid Certain Fruits'
If you have diabetes, there is no reason you should have to avoid certain fruits. In fact, there is no such thing as a “bad” fruit. Fruits are an important component of a healthy, balanced diet as they are loaded with powerful nutrients and antioxidants that promote health. Many fruits are also high in fibre which is not only good for digestion, but also helps to keep blood sugar levels steady and keeps you full for longer. They are also low in kilojoules, which is excellent news if you need to lose weight. However, it is important to understand that all the different kinds of fruits in Nature's basket can have different effects on your blood sugar levels. This effect on blood sugar levels is measured by the glycaemic index. Fruits that are absorbed quickly and release a quick burst of energy are categorised as high-GI foods, whereas fruits that are digested slower and therefore provide a more sustained energy release, are categorised as low-GI foods. As it is so important for diabetics to regulate their blood sugar levels at all times, it is important to learn the GI value of fruits. Fruits with a low glycaemic index (GI value of 55 or less) are always the recommended safe cho Continue reading >>