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Can a Diabetic eat carrot, tomato, pappaya and pineapple?

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Can I eat carrot, tomato, pappaya and pineapple if I'm a Diabetic?

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By all means .

kamtadale
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Fructose in fruits are easily digestible.One should avoid refined sugar and sweets made from it.

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Everything is good for health as long as it is taken in moderation .

Hi, you need to individually check each item and may be limit one at a time during a meal or before the meal. This because if you eat fruit first and then the meal, you can control you main meal portion. This works for me!!

Veg salad or fruit salad.

Give it a try.

Yes. for sure dinkarblr. Please watch out on the quantity.

Thanks to all

The glycemic index of ripe papaya -58, Pineapple-66, red carrot-71 & tomato-15. Cooked carrot GI is 40. So you can safely eat tomato. While semi ripe papaya is also okay. Avoid pineapple and ripe carrot or maybe in very less quantities. At a time do not eat more than one medium apple equivalent fruit quantity ~80 grams . However if you want you can eat apple/orange/berries. They all have less than 40 GI. Hope it helps.

Activity2004
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Are you on any medication that would interfere/cause issues if you eat any of the fruits/vegetables listed above? Did your doctor say to avoid them?

Assuming papaya fruit is not harmful for diabetic i took good quantity before/ after food only to get my A1c 11

When I reduced the quantity A1c was moderate.

Good quantity = around 55 grams

Very good info

Activity2004
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55 grams for the entire day, or just a meal?

entire day of Course cut and cleaned

Fatbuddy
Fatbuddy
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55 grams of papaya is nothing -- two bites ? 1 inch by 1 inch

papaya, tomato yes

pineapple no

carrot in small quantity.

Hi,

The link below gives information on GI:

slideshare.net/nutritionist...

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Vitamins A and C in these fruits are very good for skin and eyes . In stead of going for supplements if these fruits are taken one's eye sight does not get damaged till old age .

Until your glucose is totally under control, please avoid the above. Once you have good control, maybe you can add small quantity of one at a time.

Thanks again for all valuable suggestions. My conclusion is either don't eat or eat in very small Quantity

KrisisHis
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i feel u got it not right. Eat tomatoes to ur heart, carrots papaya very less may be 1carrot or 100gms papaya avoid pineapple. we can't ignore just bcoz sth has sugar. Fruit sugar is not too bad and if u take in moderation it has along with it lots of other nutrients which is needed for body. so taking half carrot in salad along with onion tomatoes black gram or chikpea won't be disaster i feel.

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The second option is better .

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Thanks

Depends - what is your A1C ? how much of this fruit you eat ?

best is to experiment - eat small portion of your favorite fruit and then check sugar - before and after --

Diabetics can opt for carrots in their daily diet despite its sweet flavour as it can help manage blood glucose levels. Carrot juice may still contain sugar and carbohydrates, it won't spike the blood sugar levels.

One study in 2011 found that 200 grams of raw tomato (or about 1.5 medium tomatoes) each day reduced blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes. Researchers concluded tomato consumption might help reduce cardiovascular risk that's associated with type 2 diabetes.

Natural antioxidants within the fruit make papaya a great choice for diabetics. Diabetics are prone to many ailments, including heart or nerve damage caused by irregular blood sugar levels. A diet incorporating papaya can obstruct future cell damage for a better and longer life span.

Fruits such as pineapple can be a healthy a choice for people with diabetes. Certain fruits contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber that can be beneficial to your diet. But they also can contain carbohydrates that can affect your blood sugar, so moderation is key.

Links:-

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carro...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomat...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papay...

medlineplus.gov/druginfo/na...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinea...

Thank you all

What is your take from all the response you received?

Eat all with very less Quantity instead much or eating nothing

You can eat raw vegetable as salad before meal, and any types of fruits in breakfast.

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