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Tips To Enjoy Fruits If You Are Diabetic

Obesity is seen as one of the major contributing factors to the development of insulin resistance in individuals with type-2 diabetes. In most cases, achieving ideal body weight is associated with the restoration of normal blood sugar levels. Hence dietary modifications and treatment are fundamental to the successful treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

We have listed below few tips to guide you on how to consume fruits if you are diabetic.

  • Diabetics should not eat cooked fruits always eat raw fruits to reap the benefits.
  • Fruits with high glycemic index should be eaten only in moderation.
  • Eat fruits with some nuts and olives to balance the glycemic load.
  • Sprinkle fruits with cinnamon which is very helpful in balancing blood sugar levels.
  • Always eat fruits that are fresh, local and in season.
  • Eat fruits that have a low glycemic index.
  • Fruits should not be eaten with your main meals, its best to have fruits in between meals and as a snack.
  • Grind whole flaxseeds in a coffee grinder and sprinkle over fresh fruit to balance sugar levels.
  • Never consume fruit juice as it’s robbed of all the fiber and would spike blood sugar levels.

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