What are the best fruits to eat if you have type 2 diabetes?
Who doesn't love fruit?
They're tasty, great to eat on the go, and pack a bunch of natural vitamins in each serving.
But if you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you might be wondering: can I still eat fruit? Which ones should I eat and which should I avoid?
Well, as it turns out there are plenty of fruits that are still on the menu, even if you have diabetes.
Here are the top 5 fruits to enjoy that won't cause a crazy spike in your blood sugar levels.
1. Citrus Fruits
Basically all the citrus fruits - orange, grapefruit, pomelo, tangerine - all these tasty and refreshing fruits are OK to indulge in.
Once again, nearly all the berries are fine to eat - that includes strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Add them to some unsweetened greek yogurt for a delicious snack.
You've heard the saying: "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." As it turns out, apples are totally fine to eat, and shouldn't cause too much of a rise in blood sugar levels. Go ahead and take an apple with you on the go - they make a great afternoon snack.
No, we aren't talking about the flightless bird from New Zealand! Kiwis make a great snack, with a single kiwi containing over 200mg of potassium, 65mg of vitamin C, and 2 full grams of fiber. If you like fruit then you should definitely add this little powerhouse to your diet.
Whether you get your peaches from Georgia or elsewhere they can absolutely be part of a healthy diet. You can eat them whole or blend them up into a smoothie with crushed ice, ginger, and a hint of cinnamon to make a diabetes-destroying super-smoothie!
Fruits are great, and being diagnosed with diabetes doesn't exclude you from enjoying them. But you do need to be smart about which fruits you eat and which you avoid. As long as you pick your fruits properly you can enjoy these refreshing and tasty foods to your heart's content.