Bright, juicy, delicious – a variety of fruits loved by children and adults all over the world. The only people who have problems with health, such as suffering from high blood sugar should carefully examine the carbohydrate content of any fruit before its use. This can be done by using the glycemic index. It measures how quickly the carbohydrates contained in the product are converted into glucose after hitting him in the body. People with high blood sugar needs to select the fruit whose index does not exceed an average of 70 units. Fruits such as apples, pears and citrus fruits contain a low glycemic index (less than 55).
Grapefruit, according to scientists, is considered a "better diabetic" fruit and is very useful. In its composition contains a large amount of fiber and vitamin C, which has beneficial effects in fighting colds and even cancer. In addition to grapefruit, any citrus (oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes) are great for diabetics.
Apples are second only to the grapefruit and perfect for people with high blood sugar. In their composition a large number of pectin, which purifies the blood and removes toxins from the body. Also, apples are negative calorie foods, so there are so many "Apple" diet.
These fruits not only reduce blood sugar but also contribute to the health of the organism as a whole. This is because fruits are rich in fiber, pectin, vitamins and trace elements, which positively affects the General condition and health. Also to the group of allowed fruits include plums, peaches and most berries, growing on bushes, such as cherry, gooseberry, raspberry, currant.
Such tropical fruits as papaya, mango, pineapple, kiwi, melon, watermelon also valid for people with high blood sugar. But the glycemic index is 55-70, which is the average value. Therefore, the consumption of these fruits should be minimal, but it is possible. It is important not to eat more than normal. So, one or two ripe apples or one grapefruit is enough to get enough vitamins and it does not raise blood sugar levels.
Avoid using any dried fruit and bananas and apricots due to the large amount of fructose in their composition. These fruits have a high glycemic index and absolutely not suitable for people with diabetes.