Type 2 diabetes: mangoes in the diet may ‘aggravate’ diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by volatile blood sugar caused by a malfunction in the way the body produces insulin. The main role of insulin is to regulate blood sugar levels. So, when this mechanism is faulty, the blood sugar level can rise to dangerous levels. Fortunately, you can counter rising blood sugar levels by making wise dietary decisions.

Blood sugar rises in response to eating food, and not all foods have the same impact on blood sugar.

Those high in carbs and sugar are the worst offenders as they cause a big spike in blood sugar.

While it might seem simple enough to avoid the worst culprits — sweet pastries are clearly risky — some canned foods can pose hidden health risks.

For example, despite their nutritional benefits, some fruits can spike blood sugar levels if you’re not careful.

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Dr. Mahmoud continues, “Rather than sugar, the amount of carbs you eat affects blood sugar the most.

“Even still, cakes and soft drinks contain more carbohydrates than fruit.”

According to the doc, one problem that arises is that when people eat fruit, they often have very large servings in one sitting compared to the recommended serving size.

“A serving of fresh fruit is roughly what fits in the palm of an adult’s hand, according to NHS guidelines.”

As he rightly pointed out, “eating a large banana, for example, counts as one and a half servings of fruit, which equals about 30 grams of carbs.”

“However, eating a banana is healthier than chocolate or sweets and safer for people with diabetes because it does not contain free sugar, but people with diabetes should be aware of the amount of carbohydrates they are eating. consume.”

The doc added: “Fruit juices and smoothies accentuate this problem and are the worst offenders because they make it very easy to eat a large serving of fruit in a more digestible (liquid) way.

“Many will also contain the same free sugars found in chocolate and sweets. Just 150 milliliters can contain 15 grams of carbohydrates, the equivalent of a medium apple, taking into account that one glass standard fills nearly 250 milliliters.”

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