In India, almost 1 in 3 people suffer from Diabetes Mellitus.
With so many different potential sources of information and schools of thoughts there is also lot of confusion. Especially when there are so many Don’ts involved than Do’s and stringent food habits in diabetes care it becomes overwhelming to follow any.
Fruits today have been made the enemy and are looked through only one perspective. Fruit= Sugar. Fruits are so much more than that. They have a combination of Nutrients (Vitamins and Minerals), Fibre (soluble and insoluble) and water. These micronutrients especially become of importance in people suffering from diabetes as they face a lot of deficiencies
That being said, everything works only in moderation. Hence they key is to not avoid fruits completely neither going ham on it.
Sugar is found naturally in fruit, vegetables (fructose) and dairy foods (lactose). It’s also added to food and drink by food manufacturers or by ourselves at home.
So suffering from diabetes does not necessarily mean you completely cut out natural sugars present in fruits, vegetables or milk. It is these added sugars in your ketchup, baked beans, biscuits, sodas etc. is what you really need to curb.