Whether high or low controlling unbalanced sugar levels is not that easy –makes you feel fatigue with blurred vision and light headaches.
Figuring out what fruits and foods are best for a diabetic?? Here is the collection of sugar control foods and fruits to help you get some relief from the spiking sugar levels and figure out what best foods and fruits work for your body type.
Sugar – diabetes is the bussing word that is hitting at least one in every family. I would like to emphasis more on intake of sugar, fruits and foods that are best for diabetic people with a little deep understanding on the inside chemistry rather than listing down few great fruits or foods to combat sugar.
In general, Diabetic people completely abstain or eliminate sugary foods from their diets for sugar being categorized as empty calories without nutrition value.
However, not all sugars are harmful for diabetic bodies. We hear of Fructose, Glucose, Galactose, Surcose, Lactose and a bunch of other sugars in our diet.
- Foods rich in glucose helps release energy to the body instantly and also helps release insulin and stores the rest of the unused glucose into Glycogen. Glucose knocks out hunger hormone to the brain to feel full is thus used to measure G.I levels in food and also blood sugar levels. Very less amounts of glucose stored are turned in to fats. About 2% for every 100 calories.
- Fructose is almost present in all the foods is not used by the body to produce energy and the most miserable part being the insulin is not released and you end up feeling more hungry and the bad cholesterol (LDL) is formed by turning almost 100 calories of fructose to 30% fat into your body. Most of the fruits, dry fruits and vegetables are good sources of Fructose hence diabetic people should definitely look in for safe foods and fruits to keep up with the insulin levels.
- Glycemic Index for foods is the term Diabetic patients hear about all time. It is simply a tool to analyze and categorize carbohydrates in foods and how a more numerical value affects the body sugar levels.
- Foods that break down or digest quickly releases high glucose or sugar levels into the blood giving you a feeling of “spike”. As insulin is also released from the pancreases as the energy is distributed to all the systems from the digested food. More the starchy, high G.I. foods more the glucose and Insulin your body releases overworking the insulin leading to failure in Insulin response overtime.
- Slow burning foods are more essential.
Fruits for sugar control
Deleting fruits from a diabetic diet is a myth. Have fruits to maintain healthy fibers, minerals and nutrients loaded into your body to normalize excessive sugar levels. Fruits also have a significant amount of carbs however the antioxidants help repair the body cells and the fiber which is undigested part of your meal helps cleanse your system and makes you feel full for a longer time.
Eat with the skins on – stop peeling. Soak the fruits in salt water for about 15 minutes and then have them as a whole – munch on one whole fruit without sharing or putting it in refrigerator for later use.
What fruits to have??
Fiber rich fruits – more the fiber better the sugar control.
- Citrus Fruits