Can Diabetics Eat Apples?
Apple is a popular type of fruit and we can eat it in all around the year to keep our body in shape. However, for those diabetics, consumption of fruit may have a risk of elevating blood glucose level in their body. So, many people suffering diabetes will have a question: can diabetics eat apples in their daily diet? It is mentioned by nutritionists that apples can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin and the malic acids have the functionality of stabilizing blood sugar levels. However, patients need to decide whether it is suitable to eat apples depending on their specific conditions.
Apples contain a large amount of flavonoids and polyphenols which are considered as strong natural antioxidant chemicals. These substances are capable of clearing the “rubbish” generated from the process of metabolism in the body. The consumption of cooked apples, can relive the symptoms of constipation. Apples contain a group of elements including glucose, lithium and bromine. They are effective natural sedative which have the functionality of sleeping pill with no side effects. Apples contain elements like zinc and magnesium which can enhance memory and facilitate the growth of children. The pectin contained in apples can lower cholesterol levels in the body as well. Consumption of at least one apple per day can help the liver discharge more cholesterol from the body.
Diabetes patients with minor symptoms can eat one apple a day to stabilize the blood sugar level. People with diabetes should eat sour apples instead of sweet ones. The gelatine and chromium in apples can keep the blood sugar level stable. So, apples are not only be consumed by diabetes patients, they can also be the snacks of those who want to control blood sugar and lower the cholesterol level. For those diabetes patients who are in a stable condition, it is appropriate for them to eat some apples which do not have a higher sugar content. Some sour apples will be more appropriate for the recovery of the diabetes.
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