The diabetic patients know that they need to track their food consumption to regulate the sugar level of their blood. It is also necessary to control the amount of carbs because they effect the sugar level in the blood. The fruits that are high in carbs should be consumed in moderate form.
In this article we will share many tips for the sugar patients that will help them to regulate the sugar level in the blood.
A healthy diet plan plays a very important role because it contains nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, fats and right amount of carbs. The daily count of carbs also helps to maintain blood sugar level. The right amount of carbohydrates also depends on the following factors
- Body weight
- Physical activity
- Goals for blood glucose readings
The right amount of carbs is considered to be 15 to 20 g per snack and from 45 to 60 g of carbs per meal.
The glycemic index tells the carbs and also helps you to know if they will increase blood sugar. You should avoid foods that are high in GI because they will increase blood sugar very quickly. The factors that contribute to the GI in foods are:
- Cooking Method
Pineapple and blood sugar
Pineapple is considered to be a very beneficial fruits but its effect on blood sugar level depends on the advantages and disadvantages that it offers. Pineapple has high amount of vitamin C and low amount of sodium. This fruit is rich in sugar and a cup of fresh pineapple has 56 GI.
The sugar patients should take it in moderate form to avoid high blood sugar level in the body. Many foods such as Legumes, Bulgur, Barley, Whole wheat bread, Pasta, Converted rice and Steel-cut or rolled oatmeal have low GI so making a combination of pineapple with these foods will protect you from high blood sugar level.
Do not combine pineapple with high GI foods. The foods that are in GI are following
- White bread
- Instant oatmeal
- Russet potatoes
- Saltine crackers
The fresh as well as frozen pineapples have low carbs. The canned pineapples, juices and dried pineapples are high in sugar. You should avoid the consumption of these because they will increase blood sugar level rapidly.
In short the diabetic patients can also consume pineapples but the amount should moderate so it will not result into any damage in the body. You can also measure the change that a pineapple brings in your body.