If you have type 2 diabetes eating right fruits focusing on different healthy fruits from all the fruits groups, sticking to the regular mealtimes.
Find your right serving size and how many calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates are in your fruits. This can help us track the fruit we eat and keep our blood glucose levels in a safe range.
Certain fruits, especially when eat alone, increase your blood glucose levels fast. But certain fruits have fiber, minerals and vitamins that can be useful to your diet. You just need to keep track o the amount of carbohydrate you eat day-to-day, which keep your blood sugar under control.
A higher amount of carbohydrates in the diet has a tendency to enhance weight gain and your blood sugar levels. The foods diabetics eat should just have 15 grams of carbs. Every cup of raw pineapples has 21.6 grams o carbs. According to some studies, pineapple canned in juice has more carbohydrate content. Don’t eat pineapple canned in heavy syrup as it has higher effect on your blood sugar levels.
Glycemic Index of Pineapple
If you are diabetic and want to avoid raising your blood sugar levels, you should be familiar with GI. Many diabetics may be very confused as to if to include fruit like pineapple into their diet, because it has sugar. So it is important to know how the GI works as well as how to make the blood sugar levels stable.
Pineapple has a GI ranking of 66. It falls within the upper-half of the glycemic index range of 57 to 68. However unsweetened pineapple juice receives a glycemic index of 47. Canned pineapple, canned in juice receives a similar GI to pineapple juice at about 43. But some pineapple canned in heavy sugary syrup might raise the GI.
Incorporating Pineapple into our diet
I prefer to get a raw pineapple and usually eat just one 1/2-cup serving each meal. I often combine my pineapple with some foods low on GI or having minimal amounts of carbs, which won’t have big effect on my blood sugar levels.
If you are diabetic, you can consume pineapple as long as you eat them in moderation. You also can eat other fruits just in moderation. You have to combine the pineapple with other foods on your diet.
When prepared correctly, pineapple has lots of health benefits which can be beneficial to anyone, however especially to those with type 2 diabetes. You can also start the day with a good meal that regulates your blood sugar as well as gives a long-term source of energy and improves your health body. By avoiding the wrong add-ins, and selecting the right ones, pineapple will be a good fruit for those with type 2 diabetes.
Always ensure to monitor the blood sugar to see how pineapple affects your blood sugar individually. Obviously every patient with type 2 diabetes is different, so please always consult your doctor before doing any major dietary alternations. Anyway, you will be better if you do right on your meal.