“This study finds that people can use dried fruits as a low glycaemic index food source to replace higher glycaemic index foods. So, as a snack food, dried fruit is going to be preferred to a grain-based cracker or snack,” he added.
For the study, the researchers compared the glycaemic response of four dried fruits — dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas, to white bread.
The findings revealed that the fruits had a lower glycaemic index and could lower the glycaemic response of white bread through displacement of half of the available carbohydrate content.
Diabetes Management: What is Glycaemic Index?
The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods, which is determined by how they affect blood glucose levels. Foods that have high glycaemic index (above 55) could prove detrimental to blood sugar levels. On the other hand, foods with low GI value enable slow release of sugar, which prevents blood sugar spikes.
Here's a list of 15 low GI foods you can include in your diabetes diet:
7. Sweet potato
Include these foods in your diet and manage your blood sugar levels naturally. Make sure you do not go overboard with them and practice moderation.
(With Inputs From IANS)
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