HOW PINEAPPLE AFFECTS YOUR BLOOD SUGAR

People who suffer from diabetes are aware how important it is to keep track of the food they eat in order to regulate their blood sugar levels. They should also pay attention to the amount of carbs they intake because they too affect the blood sugar levels.

There are fruits that are rich in nutrients as well as carbs which is why they should be consumed moderately.

THIS ARTICLE WILL SHARE SOME USEFUL TIPS WHICH WILL HELP YOU BALANCE YOUR DIET AND REGULATE BLOOD SUGAR.

  • Prepare a healthy meal plan that includes foods rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins but are low in carbs and fat. Try to avoid processed foods as much as you can.
  • Start counting how much carbs you consume every day because they have a major impact on your blood sugar levels. The amount of carbs you should include daily depends on different factors such as:
  • Body weight
  • Physical activity
  • Medications
  • Goals for blood glucose readings.

The average recommended amount of carbs is as follows: from 15 to 20 g per snack and from 45 to 60 g of carbs per meal.

Furthermore, you should keep the glycemic index of the foods in mind because it measures the carbs and estimates if they increase blood sugar. Foods with high GI increase blood sugar rapidly. The factors that contribute to the GI in foods include:

  • Fiber
  • Fat
  • Variety
  • Processing
  • Cooking Method
  • Ripeness