10 Best Fruits for Diabetes [Part 2]

This is a continuation of 10 Best Fruits for Diabetes. To view Part 1, click here.

Here are 5 more fruits you can enjoy in your diet!

#6 – Peaches

The warmer season means fruits like peaches will be in season! Peaches contain potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. It is a healthy snack for in-between meals to keep your blood glucose stable. Personally, I like to cut up peaches that are too ripe and mix it in yogurt for breakfast or dessert. They are also great if added into iced teas or as an extra ingredient in fruit Jell-O!

#7 – Apples

Apples are readily available in stores all year round. Since it is convenient to carry, it doesn’t get squashed easily. Packed with fiber and vitamin C, apples also contain polyphenols that can help maintain blood glucose level by preventing spikes. The most nutritious part of the apple is the skin as it is full of antioxidants. They contain flavonoids and quercetin which are enzymes that help to break down complex carbs into simple sugars.

#8 – Pomegranate

Pomegranates are fruits that are a mystery all on its own. Crack it open, and you will see these little red or pink colored pearls that are juicy and delicious. They contain the most variety of antioxidants compared to all fruits and has been said to have powerful phytochemical compounds. Touted as a superfood for better skin, hair, and health, reap the benefits of pomegranates by adding them to your fruit punch for the extra fragrance and bits of crunchiness!


#9 – Papaya

Full of antioxidant, papaya is a great fruit choice for people with diabetes. It is believed that incorporating papaya into the daily diet can help mitigate the progression of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), a condition caused by high blood sugar.


#10 – Grapes

Thanks to the advancement of technology, there are many types of grapes that are available on the market. However, all grapes are beneficial for diabetics as they contain a phytochemical compound known as resveratrol. This compound has been shown to help modulate blood glucose levels by affecting how insulin is secreted and used in the body. Red grapes contain a high amount of fiber which in turn compensates for its sugar content as the fiber prevents your body from absorbing it too quickly.

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