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Top 10 Fruits For Diabetics

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Let's take a closer look at the Top 10 Fruits For Diabetics so you only get the BEST that nature has to offer…

#10. Grapes

Grapes have a Glycemic Index of 59 and a Glycemic Load of 11.

They have the highest scores of our 10 fruits, but grapes are bite-sized so you can have just a few or full portion size of 10 to 14 grapes.

9. Bananas

Banans have a GIycemic Index of 52 and a Glycemic Load of 10. The GI and GL scores rise as this fruit ripens, so try to eat bananas that have just turned yellow, to keep the sugar content down.

The portion size is usually half a banana when the fruit is on the larger side.

8. Kiwifruit

Our next fruit down on the list has a GI of 50 and a GL of 7.7.

Kiwi is sweet and sour, and loaded with nutrients:

It has 71% of your needed daily vitamin C, 5% of your potassium, and 8% of your fiber for the day.

One kiwi comes in at only 42 calories, 10 g of carbs, and 6 grams of sugar.

7. Apples

An apple has a GI of 36 and a GL of 6.

An apple does have 19 grams of sugar, but it has high amounts of fiber too.

It also contains polyphenols, a compound that slows the digestion of carbs AND lowers blood sugars.

6. Plums

Plums are a healthy choice with a GI of 40 and GL of only 2.

With only 30 calories and 8 grams of carbs per plum, they offer vitamins A, C, K, and potassium.

5. Pears

Pears have a GI score of 30 and GL of 7, putting them in the middle of our list.

One pear has about 20% of your daily fiber need plus vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and 16% of your daily copper need.

4. Oranges

Oranges have a GI of 40 and a GL of 4.4.

A medium orange has about 70 calories, 17 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fiber.

It offers potassium and folate, which normalizes blood pressure as an added bonus.

3. Peaches

Peaches have a GI of 28 and a GL of 3.

In terms of nutrition, a medium peach comes in at 59 calories, 14 grams of carbs, 11% of your daily vitamin C, and 6% of your potassium.

2. Cherries

Cherries only have a GI of 20 and a GL of 6.

They’re high in potassium and other antioxidants that boost your immune system – PLUS a serving gives you 40% of your daily vitamin A.

Cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help you recover after strenuous exercise.

1. Blackberries

Blackberries have a notoriously low GI of 25 and GL of only 2.02.

The American Diabetes Association says that berries are a diabetes superfood because they’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and soluble fiber.

The antioxidants in berries fight free radicals and even help brain neurons communicate with each other.

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