New Delhi, April 16,2017 : Fruits are an important element of our eating routine. They are rich in fundamental vitamins , minerals and give us a gush of antioxidants.. The essence of seasonal change is beautifully incorporated in the changing availability of fruits in our market. They are a healing touch to our body, soul, and the persona.
Diabetes and Fruits-
The diabetic enigma begins with a flurry of suggestions telling us what to be or not to be eaten?. The soul of the advice gets lost in between the newly found advising, newly generated anxiety, awareness, and the wrong perceptions. Diabetics are the ones who are controlled in a remote controlled manner by their spouses, relatives, and youngsters.. Extra care is good, but sometimes we are stuck up in various
What to eat and what not to eat?. The three measures of diabetes care are to restrict carbohydrates to 40-60% , restrict fat to 20%, proteins to 20% and have plenty of dietary fibre. The treatment of diabetes and advice to a diabetic patient cannot be different. Advice to a diabetic should incorporate the likes and dislikes of the patient who is receiving it, life will continue even if the patient is diabetic.
Rationalisation of thoughts amongst the diabetics, relatives and friends is required, brakes to be applied when necessary.
Fruits in Diabetes –
Diabetic needs are not different from a non diabetic individual with an extra requirement of antioxidants, fiber and the balance in the three tenets. Fruits are a rich source of the recommended in diabetes.
Is there an absolute no for a particular fruit?
Myths shroud us and sometimes we are haunted by it. All fruits are good for diabetics, they should have all of them. They should know the fact that fruit sugars are not like the food sugar, it takes time in getting converted to glucose. We have learnt the fact that if a food stuff does not lead to a sudden increase in sugars i.e glucose, it is good for diabetics. The glycemic index of fruits is low.
Which fruit should be taken?
Fruits with the less glycemic index like apple, papaya, guava, pomegranate are the preferred ones. Chikoo, banana, oranges, grapes, mangoes, litchis are the ones to be taken in moderation. Preference doesn’t mean that the others should never be taken. Balance the fruits in the diet as per season, availability and the three tenets of diabetes. Fruits are the necessary content of a diabetic diet, they reduce the oxidative stress and gives us the elixir of life. An apple a day keeps diabetes away.