You often get to hear the proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well the apples also do this job for the ones with diabetes. Apples and pears are both good sources of fibers that make them worth the diet with their naturally occurring sugar. 19 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fibers are contained in a medium-sized apple.
Almond butter and protein-packed peanuts can also be taken with a slice of pear or apple just to keep blood sugar level stable.
It is also advised to avoid juices or dried fruits as they are devoid of fiber, act as sugar bombs and also tend to be calorie-dense.
Berries are very delicious and are loved by most of the people. Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are all packed with fiber and also have lesser sugar content as compared to other fruits.
A cup of blueberries contains 21 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fibers. Immunity is also boosted by consuming these berries as they have phytonutrients such as phenols, anthocyanins and flavonoids. Immunity is especially vital for diabetics as diseases like cold or other small illnesses can raise blood sugar levels.
These phytonutrients also have their roles in anti-cancer activity and in reducing inflammation.