Oranges for a diabetic diet: Is the winter fruit safe for people with type 2 diabetes?
New Delhi: People suffering from diabetes tend to stay overly cautious about what they consume. The process of being cautious can either drive people to avoid certain foods altogether or refrain from consuming a significant amount of it. However, the better alternative is always to eat in moderation than abstaining from something completely. Orange is a seasonal fruit that is loved by many people. However, if you suffer from diabetes, you may find yourself in a dilemma of whether or not it is healthy for you. People must refrain from consuming commercially manufactured orange juices under the pretext of it being healthy because of its ‘fruit’ content because it may often contain artificial sugar and preservatives.
Are oranges good for diabetes?
An ideal diet for diabetes must have a sufficient amount of fibre content in it and have a low glycemic index. Oranges are a good source of fibre so that clears the first checkbox. Furthermore, the GI of ranges can vary from 40 to 50 and the advised amount of GI in food is 55 for diabetes patients.