Yes, despite the silly myth, diabetics can eat fruit. Here is a selection of the best fruits and berries for diabetics according to doctors.
Fruits and berries are a source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They contain carbohydrates, and they can raise blood sugar levels, so it is very important for diabetics to keep track of how much they eat. However, all fruits are allowed for people with diabetes, just in certain quantities.
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Here are 5 fruits and berries that make a great addition to a diabetic diet.
One cup of blueberries has only 80 calories, 20 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber. This is an excellent source of vitamin C. One cup of blueberries is 15% of the daily requirement of vitamin C. In addition, this berry contains vitamin K, which is responsible for regulating blood clotting and bone metabolism. It also contains manganese, another valuable element. It helps develop bones and strengthen them.
In addition, attention should be paid to blueberries also because they contain a large amount of phytonutrients: and they are very good for the heart.
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Watermelons are 92% water. Just two cups of watermelon pulp contains 80 calories, 21 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of fiber. However, this portion contains vitamin C, as well as substances such as vitamins A and B6, potassium, magnesium, thiamine, phosphorus. Watermelon is very high in the phytonutrient lycopene, much more than other fruits, berries and vegetables. Lycopene helps lower blood pressure and also reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
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One medium apple contains 77 calories, 2 grams of fiber and 21 grams of carbohydrates. It also has vitamin C, almost half of which comes from meat. Apples also contain flavonoids called phloridzin and quercetin, which studies have shown to help fight heart disease and cancer.
One medium grapefruit is 41 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber. And, of course, a huge amount of vitamin C. One grapefruit will provide you with 50% of the daily requirement of vitamin C, which is quite a lot! In addition, grapefruit contains a large amount of vitamin A, which helps maintain hair and skin in order.
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Just eight ordinary strawberries will give you only 45 calories, 7 grams of sugar, and also 12% of the daily intake of dietary fiber. There is a lot of vitamin C in strawberries — with this portion you will replenish 140% of the daily requirement, and also you will be saturated with folic acid and potassium, which are important for productive mental activity.
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Strawberries also contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant that protects cells from harmful compounds. Ellagic acid may also support your immune function and reduce inflammation, and studies show that it may also help reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer.
These gorgeous berries also contain flavonoids, natural plant compounds that may help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and cognitive decline.
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