Is It Safe For Diabetics To Have Bananas? Here’s What Expert Have To Say
Easy to peel and easy to eat, are bananas good for diabetics too, let’s find out.
Aren’t bananas absolutely one of the best fruits out there. Easy to peel, eat to eat, bananas are ideal for people who are always on the go. It is a good thing that bananas are also so nutritious. They are rich in potassium that helps keep blood pressure (BP) in check. They are also good for the nervous system and are a good source of Vitamin B6 and C that do wonders for your white blood cells and immunity, respectively.
Bananas are also known to release tryptophan, which gets converted in serotonin that relaxes you. Bananas are fairly versatile too, you can add them to salads, smoothies shakes. You can use raw bananas to make a gamut of curries and snacks. But if bananas are so good, are they ideal for diabetics too? Let’s find out.
“The glycemic index of bananas is on the higher side(58) and hence diabetics are often asked to monitor their consumption. However, if you are under the guidance of a qualified nutritionist, she could guide you about the timing and amount of consumption keeping in mind your glycemic control and line of treatment, ” says Delnaaz T. Chanduwadia, Chief Dietitian, HOD nutrition and dietetics, Senior manager Nutrition, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre.