Fruits for Diabetics: Satisfy the Sweet Tooth with extra Nutrition!
Keeping insulin levels stable and blood sugars low is the bane of diabetics. Non-insulin dependent diabetics must therefore rely on good nutritious food in their diets with lots of fiber and flavonoids and antioxidants that are healthy for them. Luckily, there are some nutritious fruits that fill that description and provide some yummy sweet flavors.
Here are 10 of the best fruit choices for those suffering from diabetes:
BERRIES: This includes blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries! These fruits contain two kinds of fiber; one that flushes fat from the system and one that slows the stomach from emptying. These actions lower glucose levels, have been know to improve cognizant brain activity and keep blood sugar levels low.
PRICKLY PEARS FROM NOPAL CACTI This fruit lowers bad cholesterol, is high in flavor and taste and has statistics to back it that it can lower blood sugars by 20 to 30% in non-insulin dependent diabetics. Small amounts of fructose in a diabetics diet usually have a glycemic index (GI) of around 19 compared to 60 to 100 for sucrose and glucose. Fructose increases healthy liver enzymes. A diet for a non-insulin dependent diabetic that contains 20% of calories from fruit may improve overall insulin sensitivity by up to 34%.