Type II Diabetes : Help Me! Tell Me The ‘Ideal’ Fruit And Vegetables!

Fruits are an important staple of one’s diet. Whether one has Type two diabetes or not, fruits provide you with fiber, vitamins and minerals which are essential for a complete balanced diet. It is a well known fact that for sufferers with Diabetes 2, they can still enjoy the benefits of fruits, except those fruits which contain high levels of carbohydrates and sugars and that can have an effect to increase your blood glucose levels. When selecting a fruit, always gor for fresh fruit. Can’t get fresh fruit ? Go for dried or frozen! But the variety without extra added sugar.


You must include fruits with a low Glycemic Index to control your Type 2 Diabetes, which is best for your health. Those fruits with the lowest Glycemic Index are Cherries, Prunes, Grapefruit, Dried Apricots, Raisins, Peach (canned juice), Apple, fresh Pear, Strawberries, Plum, Guava, Orange, Grapes, Papaya, Banana, Kiwi, Pineapple, Figs, and Mango.


Although watermelon has a high Glycaemic Index, the glycemic load per food serving (size of 120g) is low; so unless you consume lots in one go, it will not have a big effect on your blood glucose levels. So, a typical serving, because so much of it is water, contains very little carbohydrate and thus has a low glycemic load. However, since watermelon is high in sugar, you should still eat it in moderation.


You can consume these fruits either in raw or cooked form, or in the form of fruit juice, but with no added sugar! When buying fruits, People with Diabetes Type 2 should try and purchase small pieces. People with Diabetes Type 2 should try their hardest to don’t have or eat fruit juices. Rather, select whole fruits as they have greater fiber and are more filling. If you must, when buying canned fruit juices, check the label for the following (which is the best): “unsweetened or extra-light,” or “no sugar added.” Stay away from fruits that are frozen or canned in heavy syrup.

Vegetables supply vitamins, minerals and also fiber. Best vegetable selections possess only low amounts of carbohydrates! The list of vegetables recommended in a Diabetes 2 diet plan has Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage, Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Radish, Turnip, Mushrooms, Green Peas, Soybean sprouts, Carrots, Onions, Peppers (all varieties), Green Beans, Eggplant, Celery, Cucumber, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Chilies, and possibly vegetable juice.

Consume cooked or uncooked vegetables prepared with little or no fat, and with little or no dressings (or sauces). Opt for fat-free or low-fat dressings on salads, as well as on uncooked vegetables. In your vegetables dish, you can also mix in some chopped garlic or onions. Lear to use low-fat broths or water to steam vegetables. You can include lemon juice or a little vinegar to add zest to vegetables. Did you know you can even include some smoked turkey or a few pieces of lean ham with vegetables while cooking (for flavoring), instead of any other kind fats. An excellent choose is to sprinkle your vegetables with spices, peppers, and the commonly available wide variety herbs. Needing to add a little ‘fat’ for flavour, how about soft margarines, olive oil, or canola oil instead of butter or fatty meats.

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This post was written by admin on August 21, 2010

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