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5 Fruits That Are Good For Diabetes

Updated on December 29, 2017
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I live on a homestead in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Writing and reading are my passion.


Strawberries and Diabetes

Fruits, especially strawberries contain antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and carbohydrates. Frequent sharp raises in blood sugar could lead to complications for a diabetic, blood glucose levels need to be kept constant to avoid cardiovascular problems and kidney failure. Strawberries and other berries may reduce the body’s overall glucose response after a meal.


Studies also found that a flavonoid fisetin, found in strawberries might prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes complications that can lead to kidney disease, Alzheimers and blindness.

Reversing Diabetes Type 2

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  • The author of this ebook believes in eradication rather than medication when it comes to treating diabetes.
  • Drugs cause weight gain which could have negative results on diabetes in the long run.
  • Diabetes Type 2 is not a lifelong condition.
  • This is a diet and healthy eating book.
  • This is a must read book for those that want to reverse their Type 2 diabetes.

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Treating Type 2 Diabetes With Lemons

  • Lemons have a long history as a folk remedy for type 2 diabetes.
  • Vitamin C, in lemons interact with the cell membrane and make it less insulin resistant.
  • Vitamin C also increases the production of collagen which strengthens blood vessels which is important as diabetes may have problems with circulation.
  • Although lemons contain a weak acid, when they are metabolized by the body they have an alkalizing effect.
  • Your blood sugar will go down and assist your body to repair cell membranes.
  • You can squeeze a fresh lemon over your food.

Health Benefits of Lemon Water

How Lemon and Lemon Water can protect against and reverse diabetes2.

  • A glass of lemon water is the perfect way to start the day.
  • Lemon water is good for diabetics as a means of controlling blood sugar levels.
  • Lemons lower the glycemic index, a measure of how food affect your blood sugar levels.
  • Lemon is rich in vitamin C a powerful antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • It also contains thiamine, calcium and phosphorous. Lemon juice stimulates digestion.



  • Peaches are packed with nutrients and fiber that regulate blood glucose.
  • Fiber in sugary fruits slows down the process of sugar absorption and reduces the rate at which glucose passes to the blood stream, thus preventing a rise in blood glucose level.
  • Peaches contain vitamin A,B C, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium.

Apples Help To Reduce Risk of Diabetes Type 2

  • Apples contain a fiber called pectin – as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium and phosphorous.
  • Apples contain vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant capable of blocking the damage caused by free radicals, thereby helping to reduce the risk of diabetes2, strokes and cancer.
  • Apple juice may help to prevent Alzheimer’s. The B complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin in apples maintain the red blood cells and the nervous system.
  • The fiber in apple has anti-inflammatory affects that can help diabetes recover faster from infections.
  • The natural chemicals in the apple work with each other to slow down the absorption of sugar.
  • They also help in lowering cholesterol.


Eat Yogurt With Bananas

A banana that is a bit green is lower on the glycemic index than a ripe banana. Don’t eat overripe bananas.

Benefits of Bananas

  • Bananas are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin 6, vitamin C and potassium.
  • Vitamin B6 is a mood enhancer and good for your brain.
  • This fruit also contains vitamin A and Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system and potassium which regulates your blood pressure.
  • Bananas also contain beta-carotene. A banana that is a bit green is lower on the glycemic index than a ripe banana.
  • Eating yogurt with bananas can prevent a rise in blood glucose levels.
  • Diabetes Type 2 is preventable with proper diet and exercise.

© 2016 Anita Hasch


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    Anita Hasch 23 months ago from Port Elizabeth

    Thank you for your comment Shyron E Shenko. Since my husband died of cancer I have been very interested in alternative health.

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    Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

    Anita, thank you for helping us your readers and followers to eat healthy not just for diabetes but these foods are good for all around health.