It’s true that most fruits are high in natural sugar, and are often touted as ‘Nature’s Candy’. But does that mean you as a diabetic should give up on all fruits?
Not at all! Fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber and should be made a part of a diabetes-friendly diet. The key is to treat fruit as a sweet “treat” and eat it only in moderation. As long as you keep your total carbohydrate intake low, there’s no reason why fruits can’t be a part of a healthy LCHF diet.
However, there are some fruits that are better than others for your diabetic diet. While all fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, some have a high GI value and should be consumed only occasionally, while being doubly strict about the portion size.
With fruits, it’s crucial to keep an eye on portion sizes and to completely stay away from fruits canned in syrups or with added sugar. Satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your blood sugar in check with our tips on how diabetics can eat fruit!