As a diabetic patient you are used to consuming even healthy fruits like mangoes and chikoos with care because their sugar content can be quite high. One fruit that you can include in your diabetes diet today is kiwi. Kiwi can help you whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Here Are A Few Ways In Which Kiwi Helps Regulate Your Blood Sugar.
- Kiwis have a low Glycemic Index (GI) which slows the release of glucose in your bloodstream
- Kiwis are rich in fibre with high water holding capacity. It helps the digestion process by absorbing and breaking down sugar from other foods. This regulates the release of sugar in your blood.
Kiwis work against diabetes best when eaten without any additional sweeteners. You can also add it to healthy recipes to make your diabetes diet more effective.
Here Are Some Recipes With Kiwi For Diabetics
1. Kiwi Slush (or) Smoothie
Make kiwi pulp and mix it well with grape juice. Add this mixture to crushed ice and you will have a cooling summer drink. Another healthy way to drink kiwi is to blend it along with fruits like apples, bananas, strawberries and cherries to make a healthy smoothie.
2. Kiwi Fruit Salad
You can add slices of the tangy kiwi to fruits like strawberries, bananas, pomegranates and other tropical fruits like oranges and grapes. Mix these together in a bowl of low-fat yogurt to get a healthy evening snack.
3. Oatmeal with Kiwi
If your preferred morning breakfast is porridge, then kiwis can make it tastier and healthier too. Top your oatmeal with chopped kiwi and nuts like almonds and walnuts.
Kiwis are a healthy fruit and an average person can have around 2-3 kiwis a day. However, you should exercise some caution. Check if you have an allergic reaction to kiwis. You should also avoid kiwis if you are going to undergo surgery within two weeks. Check out the Activ Living Health Blog to find more natural remedies to control diabetes.