A question comes, when there is a person with diabetes in the family, how can they avoid this delicious fruit ? Answer is even a person with diabetes can eat this fruit.
During the mango season, monitoring and controlling blood sugar levels is essential. Check your blood sugar levels and share with your doctor to get advice so that you can enjoy mangoes guilt free.
Mangoes are one of the best things about the Indian summers and are rich in flavour as well as health benefits. But people with diabetes are often worried about fruit sugars and aren’t aware of which fruits to add in their diabetes diet, which ones to avoid or how much fruit to eat. People with diabetes shun this king of fruits as they feel it can increase their blood sugar levels.
This golden fruits are loaded with nutrients. “A cup of mango has about 100 calories, no fat and 25 grams of carbohydrates. It has almost no sodium and about 3 grams of fibre. It also has a ton of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B6, E and K, and is rich in potassium, magnesium and folate.
Mangoes also contain antioxidants, can do wonders for your gut, boost immunity and give you glowing skin.
Consult with your doctor first and have it in moderation (your doctor can help you with how much portion is suitable for your). This way, you can relish your favourite food while keeping your blood sugar levels in check.
This article is validated by dietitians Geeta Shenoy (BSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics, Registered Dietician /Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, 29 Years Experience), Previously Geeta Shenoy was associated with S. L. Raheja Hospital, All India Institute of Diabetes.
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