How much Strawberries can be eaten by people with type-2 diabetes

Strawberries are juicy, tangy and delicious but are they good for diabetic people ? Yes if eaten in limited(prescribed) quantity.


It is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Potassium, Manganese, and other important minerals and a very good source of Vitamin A, C. Strawberries are also rich in protein and dietary fiber. Only bad thing about this fruit for diabetic people is A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars and sugars(carbohydrate) is bad for diabetes.

In diabetes it is myth that diabetic people should not eat Strawberries (sweet fruits). 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.

About 180 gm strawberry contains 15 gm  carbohydrate, which is about 11/4 cup whole Strawberries.

11/4 cup (190 grams) whole Strawberries contains 15 gm carbohydrate. So you can eat 11/4  whole Strawberries. but you have to cut other carbohydrate intake to balance your diet.

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