Can a diabetic person and fruits ever be good pals?
Have you ever been refused a juicy and ripe slice of mango lest your sugar levels soar up? Have
you ever stood at a cart stacked with delicious pineapples but had to move away without buying
any of it because you are diabetic?
Well! While it is indeed true that fruits contain sugar it’s a myth that diabetic people should
stay away from fruits. In fact, studies have said that fruits can still be a crucial part of a
good diabetes diet, if consumed in a balanced manner.
Our body needs three macronutrients for energy—Carbs, protein and fat and fruits, contain
carbohydrates. When diabetic people consume too many carbs at one go, their blood sugar levels
can rise and worsen their conditions all the more.
This calls for a sugar patient to monitor their intake of fruits.
Your serving size should contain only 15 grams of carbohydrates and you should also try to pair
up the fruit with protein, or include it in your meal as part of the carbohydrate share. You
should also avoid fruit juices and fruits that are very ripe, as riper fruits have high levels
of sugar. Try to consume a low-carbohydrate fruit so that you can consume a larger
Here’s a list of fruit servings that contain about 15 grams of carbohydrates: