A common myth about people with diabetes or pre-diabetes is that fruits are forbidden. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), many types of fruit are loaded with vitamins and minerals- that can help regulate blood sugar levels.

 (source: www.dherbs.com)


Tips to enjoy fruits if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic: 

1. Always eat fresh or frozen fruits instead of processed fruits such as applesauce, canned fruit, dried fruit and fruit juices. The body absorbs processed fruits more rapidly, leading to higher blood sugar levels. Processing fruits also removes or reduces levels of certain key nutrients, including vitamins and fiber.

2. Choose fruits with a low glycemic index such as

   *Apples 
   *Avocados

   *Bananas
   *Cherries
   *Grapefruit
   *Grapes
   *Kiwi
   *Orange
   *Peaches
   *Plums
   *Pears
   *Strawberries

3. Aim to have two to three servings of fruits a day.  It is best to consume them between main meals to avoid an excessive overload of carbohydrates during lunch and dinner.

4. Sprinkle fruits with cinnamon or flaxseeds which is very helpful in balancing blood sugar levels.
5. Eat fruits with nuts and olives to balance the glycemic load
MyDoc healthcare team,
Claudia, dietician
Claudia Correia

Claudia Correia

Claudia has a degree in Dietetics and has a special interest in Women’s Health, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Management, Chronic Disease, Nutritional Wellness & Mindful Eating, as well as, in Cancer Nutrition Therapy. She is a dietitian member of SNDA (Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association) and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claudia has been practising as a dietitian since 2010, and she has spent four years at Raffles Hospital. For the past years, she has been passionately working with her clients on areas such as weight management, women’s health, chronic disease management, wellness and oncology. Claudia has diversified experience from both Europe and Asia, coupled with the expertise of handling a variety of cuisines. She caters to the most varied needs of an individual. When consulting her clients, she educates and creates awareness of the impact of food, while emphasizing the enjoyment of food.

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