How to include fruits in your diet?

1. Eat fresh fruits which are low in fat and glycemic index

A diabetic diet must consist of fruits that are low in fat and glycemic index. Fruits are natural products that can render your body with the necessary vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients to maintain the optimal level of blood pressure and glucose level and also help to increase your immune system to protect your body against infections and viral attacks and oxidation.

2. Eat a variety of fresh fruits

Every fruit has different types of nutrients. To ensure that you are obtaining the wide range of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients which fruits offers, make sure that you eat a variety of fruits.

3. Avoid fruits that are processed, canned or dried

You should avoid dried fruits and canned fruits or juices. These processed form of fruits often come with added sugar and food enhancers which are bad for diabetes and overall health. Dried fruits should also be avoided in general as they contain concentrated sugars yet in minute form as compared to its original fruit size. Eating dried fruits can be misleading as people end up consuming more pieces, hence more sugar, than they would if they were eating its fresh form.

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