People with diabetes benefit a great deal from eating fruits. They are loaded with vitamin, minerals, and fiber! Is there such a thing as forbidden fruits for diabetes? Of course not! Fresh fruits are a great addition to anyone’s diet! In addition, we can have fruit instead of dessert to help manage weight in a healthy way! We have already established that there are no bad fruits for diabetics; however, there are certain fruits that have more benefits than others!
Very Berry. Berries are a diabetes super food! Choose your favorite and indulge in a serving size of berries! They are loaded with antioxidant, vitamin, and fiber. Want more? They are low fat! A serving of berries is about ¾ cup hand has about 62 calories and 16 grams of carbs (varies by berry type). Pair them with plain Greek yogurt for a super creamy breakfast, dessert of snack! Berry-licious!
Ma chere cherry! Cherries are as delicious as they are good for you. Cherries are low-carb and have a los glycemic index. A portion of cherries, about 12 units, have 59 calories and 14 grams of carbs. Do you want to know they can do for you and your diabetes? Cherries are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents, more than any other fruit. These anti-inflammatory agents help prevent obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
More orange please! Oranges are a classic, and we totally love them. They are loaded with vitamin C which helps support immune system. In addition, they have lots of soluble fiber which helps manage weight, reduce cholesterol, and control blood sugar levels! 1 medium orange has 15 grams of carb and about 60 calories. Choose the fruit over the juice!
Summer apricots. Apricots are delicious summer fruits that should be added to your diabetes meal plan. They are sweet, low-carb and loaded with vitamin A. Four apricots have 68 calories, 16 grams of carbs and more than 70% daily vitamin A requirement. In addition, they have a lot of fiber!
Ripe pears for you! Pears are an amazing addition to your diabetes diet plan. They are low-carb as well as high fiber. A pear has about 81 calories and 14 grams of carbs. Their high fiber content (4.5 grams) is an excellent choice for sugar, weight, and cholesterol control! Try something new by adding pears to a spinach salad and compliment with some goat cheese, delicious!
Add fruits to your diabetes meal plan for a healthier you. Practice portion control, and enjoy little treats from Mother Nature. Do you need to balance you carb intake? Choose some veggies instead of fruits; they offer wonderful minerals and vitamins and even less carbs! Share with us your favorite fruits!