According to the American Diabetes Association, there is still the myth that people with diabetes should avoid all fruits. Although natural sweet fruits contain more carbohydrates than non-starchy vegetables also provide the body with fiber, minerals and vitamins you need to stay healthy. However, if you choose very sweet fruits like raisins or dates, it is important to control the portion size. Use small amounts of chopped dates or raisins to enhance a baked dessert or even to flavor main dishes, instead of consuming these fruits as the main ingredient of your lunch or snack.
In general, people with diabetes can choose lots of fruits that do not exceed 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates according which is why you can eat as much fresh fruit juicy delight instead of sugar concentrated, such as dates, raisins, high in calories and carbohydrates. For example, 1 cup and 1/4 of watermelon fits parameters as a reasonable portion, however, you must reduce servings 2 tablespoons raisins and dates to 3 tablespoons to avoid excessive consumption of carbohydrates or calories. Continue reading