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Are fruits bad for people concerned about controlling sugar since they contain natural sugar?

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hi Doctor i would like to know :

Arent fruits not good for health,especially for people concern about controlling sugar as fruits contain natural sugar?


Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Weight & Lifestyle
Answered by Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware 42 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

Fruits are good for health so everybody can have it including diabetic person.

Some fruits do contain more sugar than others, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't eat them if you have diabetes. It is the total amount of carbohydrates taken that affects blood sugar levels irrespective of whether it comes from starch (like rice), fruit or sugar.

So a diabetic person can have small serving of fruit like half banana, a slice of watermelon, papaya, half cup cubed pineapple, half small sized XXXXXXX etc.

Hope that answers your concern. In case of any queries you can write back and I shall help you.
If you do not have any further queries, please accept this answer and close the discussion.

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Follow-up: Are fruits bad for people concerned about controlling sugar since they contain natural sugar? 30 minutes later
hi doctor ,
thanks for your resposne.

as a follow up i would like to know list of fruits that are low or have no sugar at all?

also, i understand the LESS CARBOHYDRATES that you take the better?

Answered by Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware 1 hour later

Thanks for writing back.

There is some amount of sugar in all fruit and there is no fruit that is without sugar (only the amount of sugar differs).

Some of the fruits that contain comparatively less sugar are:-
Apple; apricot; cherry; olive; lime; avocados; mulberry; peach; cranberry; plum; strawberry; orange; watermelon and so on.

Carbohydrate is an essential component in diet and gives energy so instead of simple easily digestible sugar a person should take complex carbohydrates.

Hope this answer is helpful. Please accept this answer and close the discussion in case you have no further queries.

Wishing you good health.

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