Which fruits are best for a diabetic?

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Which fruits are best for a diabetic?
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According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics need a balanced diet, including fruit. While watching total carbohydrate intake is important for managing blood glucose levels, diabetics can eat fruits and other sweets in moderation. Eating fruits that have a low rating on the glycemic index (under 50) can help keep blood sugar from spiking. Below are some of the best fruits for diabetics.

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Apples are low on the glycemic index with a rating of 38. They are high in fibre and contain vitamin C and many antioxidants, which are good for heart health.


Dried apricots have a glycemic index of 31 and are a good source of vitamins A and C.

Berries and Cherries

Cherries have one of the lowest glycemic index ratings of all fruits at 22. Strawberries and raspberries have a rating of 32 and contain fibre and essential vitamins.

Citrus Fruits

Both grapefruit and oranges are low on the glycemic index and contribute soluble fibre and vitamin C to your diet.


Pears are high in fibre and have a low glycemic index rating of 38. They are also a good source of vitamin C and the essential mineral copper.

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