Fruits can be a hit or miss. While they contain powerful antioxidants and are high in fiber, some fruits are higher in sugar and are not suited for those with diabetes, or at least in excess.
With that being said, there are some fruits that can actually reduce overall inflammation in the body which is one of the best health measures you can take to help control your diabetes!
Here are the six diabetic friendly fruits to add to your diet!
Berries are an all-time favorite, and it turns out they are pretty good for those with diabetes as well! Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, no matter what type of berry you love, they are packed with fiber and antioxidants. Berries are also considered to be relatively low in sugar so try adding some to your smoothies or mixed in a yogurt parfait.
A summertime favorite, cherries rank high on the anti-inflammatory list. One cup of cherries is relatively low in calories and carbs, and they are perfect for fighting off inflammation, not to mention their antioxidant content helping them keep free radicals at bay. Cherries are best fresh or frozen as canned versions can be loaded with sugar. Just be sure to check the ingredient list before you buy!
Another summer favorite, peaches are rich in vitamins A, C as well as potassium. They are also super sweet, making them a wonderful healthy dessert option. Toss them into a smoothie for a healthy on-the-go breakfast treat.
Here’s another super sweet fruit perfect for fighting off inflammation and satisfying that sweet tooth. Apricots are fairly low in carbohydrates and calories and are packed with vitamin A and fiber. Try adding some sliced apricots on your morning toast or oatmeal for a sweeter taste.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A famous saying that may actually ring true! Apples are wonderful sources of fiber and vitamin C helping to keep your body healthy and inflammation free. Keep the skin on to pack in even more nutrition, and enjoy with some unsweetened nut butter for a healthy treat.
This fruit is another excellent source of fiber as well as vitamin K and makes a great addition to a light salad. You can also enjoy it with a handful of nuts and seeds as a quick and nutritious snack.
If you’re a fruit lover, don’t let diabetes get in the way of you enjoying nature’s sweetest candy! Fruit can pack in healthy doses of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals while helping to satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth.