Are nectarines good or bad for diabetes?
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Hi, I'm Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I will answer the question, they are nectarines good for diabetes. But before you start with that, be sure to download my free book for diabetes control, which also includes a food guide for diabetes (food to eat and avoid).
Quick test before you start. Is a nectarine a peach?
Well, that's going to depend on who you ask. If you ask me, the nectarine and the peach are identical twins, but the nectarine does not have to shave.
Most will agree that the ONLY difference between a peach and a nectarine is the fuzz on the skin of the peach. They have almost the same flavor and texture, and the small differences are not natural, but made by man.
The difference basically depends on a recessive gene, which determines whether the fruit will be diffuse or not. If both parent trees give this gene to a seedling, the result will be a nectarine.
Otherwise, peaches and nectarines are genetically identical.
A 2o12 study conducted by the Texas AgriLife research team has found that peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can combat diabetes related to obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
The study has shown that compounds in fruits could be a vital weapon against "metabolic syndrome," in which obesity and inflammation lead to serious health problems.
A look at the nutritional values of the nectarine will realize that it is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, niacin and potassium, and a very good source of vitamin C.
It has a high sugar content of 11 grams, which makes us pause to consider whether this is a good food for people with diabetes or not.
Using our tools to help us make decisions about food. The glycemic index for raw nectarines is 43, a fruit with low GI. That's good news!
The best news is that the glycemic load of nectarines is 4.
So, are nectarines good for diabetes? Yes they are!
They are delicious, readily available, reasonably priced and can actually help us control our blood sugar.
My favorite way to eat a nectarine? Cut into a bowl, a little sucralose on top of them, then pour over the milk. YUM YUM!
I hope that this answer to your question is good or bad nectarines for diabetes. Do not forget to get your diabetes control book.
Let me know if you have other questions related to diabetes.
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