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1. Cherries and berries
Cherries and berries are actually very low on the Glycemic Index (GI). These superfruits are rich in antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, which studies show may help with blood sugar control. It’s best to have them fresh but if you opt for canned and dried versions, be sure to check the labels for added sugar.
2. Oranges, strawberries, mangoes, and cantaloupe
These juicy fruits are refreshing source of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. As some data suggests people with diabetes may have increased cellular turnover of vitamin C, it is important to include good sources in your diet to prevent possible deficiency. These little powerhouses come packed with dietary fibre that helps keep you feeling full and stabilises your blood sugar.
In addition to sugar and starch, bananas contain some fiber. This means that the sugar in bananas are slowly digested and absorbed, which could prevent blood sugar spikes. Be sure to eat your bananas as soon as they are ripe (or even while they are still a little green). The longer they sit and the browner they get, the sweeter they become.