Fruit And Blood Sugar
As a very important factor for human health, patients with high blood sugar should ensure to take adequate water and consumption of food containing dietary fiber such as certain fruits. The choices for some fruit can effectively help lower the level into a healthy range. So, what are the best choices for those patients having a risk of high blood sugar level?
Bananas are rich in nutrients such as protein, fat, phosphorous and potassium. Potassium is important to maintain the body’s acid-based balance and improve muscle functions. Potassium deficiency can make people feel weak in their daily life. In most situations, bananas have the ability of detoxification and laxative effect.
Rich in vitamins B, C, and Beta carotene, hawthorn is commonly used in a variety of traditional medicinal herbs remedies. It has a sour and slightly sweet taste which can effectively promote blood circulation in the body and have a refreshing effect as well. In addition, they can also be used as a auxiliary treatment method for some common complications of diabetes such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, lipid disorders, indigestion and so on.
Grapefruits have a sweet taste which can facilitate the treatment of excessive phlegm and have anti-inflammatory effects for human body. Grapefruit contains some special nutrients like naringin which has an anti-inflammatory effect and function of inhibition of infection. Also, fresh grapefruit juice contains some components of insulin which can lower the blood sugar level and offer the protection of cardiovascular organs in the human body. As a result, patients suffering from high blood sugar, heart disease, hypertension or obesity should consume grapefruit regularly to help alleviate the symptoms.
Patients with high blood sugar can also eat peaches which have a delicious sweet taste. Peaches are juicy fruits which are rich in glucose and fructose. They have a very good effect for maintaining blood sugar level and treating high blood pressure as an auxiliary dietary treatment method.
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