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You are welcome to indulge, whether you enjoy blueberries, strawberries, or any other kind of berry. Berries are a diabetes superfood, according to the ADA, because they are loaded with fibre and antioxidants. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a cup of fresh blueberries includes 84 calories and 21 grammes (g) of carbs (USDA). Try berries in a parfait, alternating layers of fruit with plain nonfat yoghurt, if you can resist the impulse to just pop them into your mouth. It makes a terrific dessert or breakfast for people with diabetes.
One orange provides 78% of the vitamin C you require for the day (there are 70 mg of C in one medium fruit). According to the USDA, this light option contains only 15 g of carbs and 62 calories. A medium orange also has potassium (237 mg or 5% of the DV) and folate (40 mcg or 10% of the DV), which may help regulate blood pressure. Don’t forget that other citrus fruits, like grapefruit, are also excellent alternatives when you’re enjoying this delicious treat.
If you’ve never had a kiwi, you might not be aware that the zesty, bright green fruit is hidden beneath its fuzzy brown peel. One tasty, potent kiwi has 215 mg of potassium (5 percent of the DV), 64 mg of vitamin C (71 percent of the DV), and 2 g of fibre, according to the USDA (8 percent of the DV). A kiwi is a wise addition to your diabetes-friendly diet as it also contains about 42 calories and 10 g of carbohydrates per serving. According to Zespri Kiwifruit, kiwis are available all year long and keep up to seven days in the refrigerator.
As a sweet summertime favourite, Apricots are a great addition to your diabetes meal plan. According to the USDA, an apricot only has 17 calories and 4 g of carbs. Four fresh apricots contain 134 micrograms (mcg), or 15% of your daily value (DV), of vitamin A. These tasty gems are a fantastic source of fibre as well. (Three grammes of fibre, or 10% of the DV, are present in four apricots. Toss some diced fresh apricots in a salad or add them to hot or cold cereal.
Perhaps an apple a day keeps the doctor away. If you’re on the road, throw one in your bag or purse. According to the USDA, a medium-sized apple is a fantastic fruit option, with only 95 calories and 25 g of carbs. A medium-sized apple has 8.73 mg of vitamin C, or approximately 9 percent of the daily value, and has around 4 g of fibre, or about 16 percent of your DV. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health advises against peeling apples because they contain extra fibre and heart-protective antioxidants that make them healthy.
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