Are mangoes bad for diabetics – 10 must-know facts
- ‘King of Asiatic Fruits’ is rich in prebiotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds
- Antioxidants in mango prevent cellular damage thereby preventing the development of complications associated with diabetes.
- Doctors and nutritionists advise that the consumption of mango depends upon the kind of diabetes one is suffering from.
- Every individual’s physiological response varies, one can evaluate blood sugar response to determine how much can be consumed.
- This seasonal, locally grown mango can be consumed moderately
- It is recommended that mangoes should be eaten during the daytime when the body’s rate of metabolism is higher than the night-time.
- Avoid consuming too much at once or taking it with starchy foods or meals.
- Start with a half-cup (82.5 g) of sliced mango, it provides about 12.5 grams of carbs which is about one serving of carbs.
- Can be consumed as a snack in between meals.
- To avoid blood sugar spikes try pairing with any protein source like soaked green gram chat or nuts or an egg.
- Studies show that mangoes have a lower glycaemic index compared to many other carbohydrates that are generally consumed.
While you enjoy the seasonal King of Fruits, it is always advisable to keep a check on you blood sugar level. You can include a 100% natural, high-fiber supplement like Actifiber Natural Sugar Control in your diet to avoid blood sugar spikes. Add a sachet of ActiFiber to each of the 2 main meals that have the goodness of fiber and prebiotic which helps in regulating blood glucose levels and keeps you energized between meals too. It dissolves easily with no taste, odour or colour thus blending into your regular diet effortlessly.