Thanks to its delectable juicy taste, mangoes are definitely one of the best things about the summer season. The king of fruits can certainly be enjoyed in a variety of ways and is the perfect alternative to processed desserts to keep your sugar cravings in check. However, since mangoes tend to be high in calories and sugar (a cup of diced mangoes contains about 100 calories), it comes as no surprise that diabetics are a little skeptic in consuming this delicious treat.
It should be noted that since 90 per cent of the calories present in this yellow fruit comes from sugar, it may lead to a spike in blood sugar in diabetes patients. However, the glycemic index of mango is 51, which classifies it as a low GI food.
GI index is used to measure the impact of foods on blood sugar levels. Additionally, it is also loaded with antioxidants and fibres, which can help in keeping your blood sugar levels in check. If you have diabetes and you are craving for some mangoes, it is important to practice portion control and avoid eating a lot of it at the same time.
Check your total calorie requirement for the day and start with a small portion of mangoes to check its impact on your blood sugar levels. It is advisable to consume mangoes with its pulp and avoid juices and shakes. Ultimately, it is important to have a word with your doctor to understand the correct portion of mangoes you should consume in a day.
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