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Frequently Asked Questions

Mango Season

I have diabetes. Can I eat mangoes?

You can enjoy mangoes in controlled portion sizes, provided you keep an eye on your blood glucose levels regularly. Ensure that you monitor your blood glucose regularly and consult your doctor before you allow mangoes into your diet.

What is the recommended serving portion of mangoes?

The recommended portion is no more than half a small mango or half a cup of cut mango pieces. However, the best way to know for sure is to consult your doctor before you indulge.

Do mangoes offer any health benefits to people with diabetes?

They definitely do. Mangoes are a great source of Vitamins A and C, antioxidants and fibre, amongst other nutrients. These provide several health benefits to people with diabetes as well when taken in controlled portion sizes.

What other fruits can I enjoy as a person with diabetes?

Some other fruits you can enjoy are berries, peaches, apricots, apples, pears and oranges. These are rich in nutrients that provide health benefits to people with diabetes, while giving a healthy and tasty spin to your diet.

What precautions do I need to take so as to include mangoes in my diet?

The fructose content in mangoes is what makes it sweet. However, people with diabetes can still enjoy them! Ensure that you regularly monitor your blood glucose levels and check with your doctor before you start consuming them.

As a person with diabetes, how often can I have mangoes or fruits with high fruit sugar content?

Though you can include mangoes and other sweet fruits in your diet, portion control is very important. Ensure that you have no more than the serving size recommended by your doctor, and monitor your blood sugar regularly to make sure that you are within the safe limits.