9 Low Glycemic Fruits for Diabetes

1. Cherries

Cherries are high in potassium and packed with antioxidants, which will give your immune system a boost.

2. Grapefruit

The mighty grapefruit packs in well over 100 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Something to watch out for: Grapefruit affects how a number of prescription drugs work.

3. Dried apricots

Apricots bruise easily, so you sometimes can’t find the best fresh apricots. They get shipped while they’re still green to avoid bruising, but they don’t ripen well off the tree.

4. Pears

Enjoy the rich, subtle sweetness of pears, whether fresh or gently baked. They’re healthiest with the peel on, providing over 20 percent of your recommended daily fiber intake.

5. Apples

In Addition To Satisfying Your Need For Crunch, One Sweet-Tart Apple With The Peel On Provides Nearly 20 Percent Of Your Daily Fiber Needs.

6. Oranges

Oranges will boost your vitamin C. There’s plenty of healthy fiber in an orange, too. Substitute red blood oranges in this recipe for bright color & a new taste.

7. Plums

Plums bruise easily too, making them hard to get to market. You can enjoy the nutritional benefits of plums in their dried state as prunes, but be careful with portion size. 

8. Strawberries

There’s even more good news: other berries have a low glycemic load too! Enjoy your blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, which all are ranked low with 3s and 4s.

9. Grapes

Grapes, as with all fruits where you eat a lot of the skin, provide healthy fiber. Grapes are also a good source of vitamin B-6, which supports brain function and mood hormones.


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