Diabetes becomes more common as people get older. One of the issues with diabetes in older adults is that a patient may have another illness that makes controlling blood sugar more challenging. Diabetes problems may also develop in the years preceding diagnosis as a result of high blood sugar levels, and these consequences are more likely to arise in old age. As a result, diabetes must be controlled at all phases of its progression. Read on as we look at some of the best fruits for your loved ones with diabetes.
Kiwi helps to reduce blood sugar levels. This fruit includes vitamins C, E, and A, as well as potassium and a high concentration of beta-carotene, which protects against free radicals and enhances the health of older adults. Furthermore, kiwi is high in fiber and carbs, which aid with blood sugar regulation and cholesterol reduction.
Pears are high in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and E, as well as fiber, and they help to manage blood sugar, decrease cholesterol, enhance the immune systems, and promote gastrointestinal health. Pears are low in carbs and calories. This fruit can help increase insulin sensitivity in those with type 2 diabetes.
Oranges are one of the healthiest fruits to include in the diabetic older adult’s diet. Oranges are low in sugar and abundant in vitamin C, fiber, and other minerals like thiamine, which aid with blood sugar regulation. Oranges also have a low glucose index, which helps blood glucose flow more freely. This fruit also aids in weight control or loss, lowering the risk of diabetes. As orange juice lacks fiber, it is not as healthy as consuming fruit. As a result, it is preferable to consume the fruit as a whole in order to improve blood sugar regulation.
Strawberries are high in minerals, vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which can help regulate blood sugar levels. Strawberries include antioxidants that help lessen the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure, boosting good cholesterol, and reducing bad cholesterol.
Avocados’ high fiber and unsaturated fat content aid to normalize blood sugar levels. These fats are also beneficial to heart health. Diabetes puts older adults at risk for heart disease and stroke. Avocados are high in potassium, which aids in the prevention of diabetic neuropathy. Avocado may also be used in salads and sandwiches, or it can be pureed and combined with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice to produce a salad dressing.
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