Diabetes Diet | Top 7 Foods For Diabetics

7) Citrus Fruits

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1 orange about 140 grams contains 69 calories, 0.2 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 1.3 grams of protein

Citrus fruits of all kinds like oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and many more are all superb fruits for people with diabetes they have a low glycemic index which means they don’t really raise your blood sugar levels fast after you eat them like other types of fruits, they are very rich in fiber as well that delay your digestion and help you process food more slowly so as to control your blood glucose levels this has a wonderful impact on your GIT health and your diabetes control and it helps decrease your Hb A1C levels.

Oranges are packed with vitamin C that has antioxidant potential, it helps you reduce the free radical damage on your body and rejuvenate your cells, they are also full of potassium which helps you reduce the risk of insulin resistance and delays cardiovascular disease onset through lowering your blood pressure by getting rid of the trapped salt and water content in your body. citrus fruits are full of flavonoid antioxidants that have great anti-inflammatory actions and help improve your insulin sensitivity with blood oranges having a special type of flavonoids called anthocyanins that combats inflammation and lowers the risk of chronic diseases.

Always go for the real fruits eat them whole to get as much fiber content as you can, use them in your cooking more frequently, try to avoid orange juice despite it having the beneficial vitamins content we look for, it usually lacks the fiber that we need from the fruit, it also is high on sugar content that can lead to high sugar spikes and weight gain so if you want to drink orange juice make it at home with no added sugar and try not to strain it so much to get some of the pulp that has the healthy fibers.