By Dr. Shikha Sharma
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What all fruits Diabetes patients can have during Quarantine to kill sweet cravings.

Diabetes is a disorder that requires a lot of changes and restrictions in our diets a major part to be restricted is simple carbohydrates (bread, sugar, refined flour) that also consist of lots of foods that are sweet in taste, thus diabetics have so avoided sweets but for someone who loves sweet this can be quite depressing, this quarantine can also make it more difficult cause boredom will give birth to cravings.

This is a myth that in diabetes we cannot eat anything that tastes sweet but if the right choices are made, consuming in moderation at the right time even we can enjoy something sweet. Fruits are one option that can be considered to curb our sugar cravings 1-2 serving of few fruits will not harm but will give vitamins and minerals to us along with fiber however one should avoid juices as they don’t have the fiber part and they can make your sugar levels rise instantly.

Fruit does have carbohydrates, such as the simple sugar fructose so the selection of fruits is very important. Include skin also and flesh they contain fiber, which fills you up, reduces your risk for heart disease, stroke, obesity, and helps control your blood glucose. A diet high in soluble fiber can slow the absorption of sugar and control its levels in the blood. Canned fruits are a big no only fresh and frozen fruits should be chosen only also not dried fruits (apple etc.).

Here are some options that you can choose if you want to curb your cravings without harming your health

  1. Apple – Apples are nutritious and tasty can be used as a raw snack or dessert .1 small apple contains approx. 15 grams of carbohydrates, lots of antioxidants, and fiber. You can consume 1 small apple. It will just have a slight effect on sugar so it’s safe.
  1. Pear- Pears can be delicious and are an extraordinary organic product to eat on the off chance that you have diabetes. Their wholesome advantages can really assist you in dealing with the condition, the same number of studies demonstrate. Pears additionally have a low glycemic file, so they won’t raise your blood glucose too quickly. Pears are a supplement and nutrient-rich nourishment that have numerous medical advantages, including battling aggravation, filling in as an antihyperglycemic, assisting with absorption.
  1. Berries – Berries are another option that can be used to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are low GI (Glycemic index) and loaded with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are some good options you can take approx. ¾ cup of any one of these can top then off with nuts or plain yogurt also.
  1. Orange – Orange falls in the citrus fruit category thus having some of the nutritional qualities that would benefit a diabetic so they are rich in fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium. The advised proportion for orange is 1 small eat it as a whole do not take as juice or dried form.
  1. Peaches- Delicious, juicy peaches are a treat and can also be included in our healthy diabetic plan. Peaches have vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber, and are delicious on their own. When you want an easy diabetes-friendly fruit.


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    1. One can take turmeric milk everyday, tulsi leaves or tulsi tea everyday, ashwagandha powder, amla, chyawanprash, garlic, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon for boosting immunity.

  2. But what the seasonal fruits viz. mango, guava, papaya, water melon, lichi etc.

    1. Diabetics can have papaya, guava, apple, pear, kiwi, etc freely and watermelon in moderate quantities. If at all one wants to go for dense sweet fruits, then they should make a fruits salad putting mango/ litchi in less quantities and other fruits in more.

  3. I m diabetic can I eat watermelon during summers

    1. If Watermelon has to be consumed in Diabetes then try putting it in a fruit salad along with other fiber rich fruits like papaya, apple, pear etc. And make sure to consume it during the daytime only.

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