The use of fruits helps in reducing the risk of stroke, keeping the bones healthy and preventing kidney stones.
Fruits are a rich source of prebiotics and also contain Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Magnesium. Health experts also point out that the natural sugar contained in the fruit is quite different from that of regular sugar.
But dietitian Vibha Bajpayee at Noida Asian Hospital says diabetics need to be careful when eating fruit.
Vibha recommends eating ripe fruit as a snack as it has a high glycemic index. Those who eat breakfast at 8:30 can have a fruit at 11 p.m.
At the same time, diabetics should not eat salty foods like pudding or ripe fruit for breakfast.
Vibha also pointed out that eating 100 grams of fruit as a snack does not make a significant difference in the level of sugar.