Diabetes and Fruits

August 24, 2013 in Fruits

Exercise Diet and Diabetes

According to our Singapore Health Promotion Board – Read the Info Paper on Diabetes Published Nov 14 2011

Diabetes is a serious chronic illness that is affecting a large portion of our population. Many Singaporeans are at risk, as we reduce the number of hours we are active, and increase the number of hours of inactivity (as we spend more time at work, and at rest), our dietary habits have also become less healthy, eating out is more prevalent, and often most do not go for healthy options.

Many believe that if they have Diabetes, they cannot consume fruits – that incorrect. There are fruits which diabetics can consume safely if done correctly.

Having fruits gives the body much needed antioxidants to fight damage to cells via Oxidation, inflammation and a whole host of other reasons including stress etc. Hence despite having Diabetes, you still should consume fruits, but be aware of the glycaemic index of foods – a measure of the effects of carbohydrate-rich foods such as fruit on blood sugar levels. ┬áThis is an important consideration especially as fruits are often eaten on their own.