6 “Bad” Fruits You Should Be Eating When You Have Diabetes

TITLE: 6 “Bad” Fruits You Should Be Eating When You Have Diabetes, According to Dietitians
EXCERPT: Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to avoid dried fruit if you have diabetes. “People living with diabetes often think that dried fruits have too much sugar and need to be avoided, but that is actually not true. For instance, prunes contain no added sugar and are the lowest-sugar dried fruit. With 3 grams of naturally occurring fiber, prunes can support gut health along with blood sugar balance.”
LINK: https://www.eatingwell.com/bad-fruits-you-should-be-eating-when-you-have-diabetes-8418701
SOURCE: Eating Well

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Prunes: Superfood Stats

For under 100 calories, a serving of 4-6 prunes (depending on size) has:

  • 3 g fiber, or 11% of the Daily Value, which helps regulate the body’s use of sugars, helping to keep hunger and blood sugar in check.
  • 20% of the DV for vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and metabolism.
  • 6% of the DV for potassium, an important mineral that may play a role in maintaining healthy bones and is important for muscle contractions and fluid balance.
  • Other important vitamins and minerals like magnesium, boron, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin b6.
  • A low Glycemic Index (GI) of 29.
  • No added sugar, cholesterol, sodium or fat – and how many snacks can make that claim?