Is fruit actually healthy, or will fruit secretly overload your system with sugar
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We’ve always thought as fruit as healthy, but can it be dangerous if you’re worried about diabetes?
1) Most nutritionists recommend at least one serving of fruit a day.
2) Not everyone is the same when it comes to metabolizing fruit.
3) Balance your fruit portions to make sure you’re eating enough vegetables.
4) Eat the whole fruit to gain the power of the fiber within fruit peels. Fruits like apples contain soluble and insoluble fiber. Both forms of fiber have many health benefits, including helping you get rid of bad cholesterol.
5) Avoid fruit smoothies, because it condenses many servings of fruit into one glass, and usually the fiber is removed.
6) A tennis ball-sized fruit equals one serving. It will raise your blood sugar by about 35 points in around 30 minutes. The same serving in juice form will raise your blood sugar in a much quicker amount of time.
7) Many nutritionists recommend pairing a high-protein food with your fruit to help slow the insulin response.
8) Many nutritionists recommend looking at the glycemic index to gauge which fruits might raise your blood sugar. Apples and berries are low glycemic and tend to work well for those with blood sugar issues. Bananas tend to be high in carbohydrate content, so if you can find smaller sized bananas, choose those over the larger varieties.