16 Nov How Much Fruits Can A Diabetic Eat?
The answer is simple… eat until you are satisfied. This most likely won’t happen after one apple. Everyone is different so you will need to explore what your limit is but I usually start with one grapefruit then 20 minutes later enjoy 2-3 apples wait an hour and then eat 2-3 pears, peaches, plums… what ever is in season. During and after my workout I’ll enjoy 2-4 bananas. I always start with acid fruits. These include grapefruit, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, and Kiwis.I find that oranges and pineapples raise my sugars more than other fruit so be careful with those.
Throughout the year I devour as many berries as I can get my hands on. During the summer you can find local fresh berries. During the winter I buy frozen. They are low on the glycemic index so they won’t raise your blood sugars as much and they are loaded with antioxidants. Two Pac almost had it right… the darker the berry… the more antioxidants.
It is imperative that you seriously limit your fat intake to be able to absorb the simple sugars in fruits. It takes a few days for your body to detox the excess fat in your blood stream but then you will notice that you can eat way more fruit with less and less insulin. Make sure to check your blood sugars often and do your best to get exercise in before, during or after your fruit consumption. Exercise is the only way sugars will pass into your cells without insulin.
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Wishing you the best of health,