Guava is good for people with diabetes

In diabetes their are several myths and one most common is diabetic people should not eat sweet fruits, Guava is a sweet fruit so it can not be consumed by diabetic people. But truth is different. If you ask to your doctor then he will tell what fruits you can eat but in limited quantity.

Guava is low on the Glycemic Index (GI) and many disease prevention benefits, so it’s an extraordinarily healthy snack for diabetics. There are several other health benefits of Guava fruit.

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Fact is that total amount of carbohydrate in a food affect blood sugar is more than other sources of  carbohydrate like sugar. For diabetic people one serving of fruit should contain 15 gm  carbohydrate. The size of the serving depends on the carbohydrate content of the fruit. If some fruit contains less carbohydrate then that can be eaten in more quantity.

Guava is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, C, Folate, Potassium, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C. You can get 15 gm carbohydrate from 100 gm Guava. So it’s good new for people suffering from type 2 diabetes. At least then can eat 3/4 cup guava. There are other benefits of Guava specially for diabetic people as it improves digestion and reduces cholesterol.

If you are diabetic still you can eat 3/4 cup(100 gm) Guava. Peel guava skin as it can increase blood sugar levels, but you have to cut other carbohydrate intake to balance your diet.

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