I will be honest with you. I love red apples because they are oh-so-juicy and sweet, and I eat one daily. But if you are a diabetic you might just want to go for the green ones instead of red. While you may think how colour can make a difference, the truth is green apples are packed with a little more nutrients than their red counterparts Well-known diabetologist
Dr. Swapnil Ganeshpure, Arihant Clinic, Vashi, tells you why you should opt green apple over red ones. Also Read - Apple nutrition facts: 6 reasons to pick up the forbidden fruit for your snack Also Read - Keep lung cancer at bay, eat three apples everyday
Green apples typically contain less sugar and more fibre and thus outweigh the blood sugar spikes that you may worry. They are particularly beneficial for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. They also have high antioxidant levels and are an excellent source of vitamin C. They contain about 20g of carbohydrates to provide you with all the energy, and most of it comes from natural sugars. Also, green apples have a GI rating of 39 which means that they are a low glycemic food.
Karela or bitter gourd is also excellent to manage diabetes. Also Read - 5 ways apples can keep you away from health hazards
So just toss one green apple in your lunch bag and do not peel the skin as the skin is the most nutritious part full of antioxidants. However, portion sizes remain important in the case of diabetics. Eating too many apples at one can cause your blood sugar levels to spike so just go for one medium sized apple instead of a large one. Also, avoid dipping your apple in peanut butter, chocolate or caramel sauce. You can also use low sugar fruits such as green apple and berries to prepare a smoothie. Try preparing this
mint and coriander smoothie.
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Published : June 2, 2016 5:53 pm