Can people with diabetes eat bananas?

Are bananas good or bad for diabetes?

Do bananas contain a lot of sugar? Should people with diabetes eat bananas?

Banana is the fruit with the highest amount of sugar. Being so rich in sugar, some people with diabetes could think that bananas should not be included in a diet for diabetes.

What does banana provide, besides being very rich in sugar?

Besides being rich in carbohydrates, the bananas are also one of the richest fruits in potassium and magnesium,

Because of the richness in these minerals, eating bananas is very suitable for people with hypertension, heart problems, athletes, gastritis, digestive ulcers, etc.

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Can people with diabetes eat bananas?

People with diabetes can eat bananas, but with care not to combine it with other foods rich in carbohydrates.

For example, after a meal with bread, pasta, potatoes or rice, it is not recommended to choose a banana for dessert so as not to increase the carbohydrate content of the meal.

When it is not advisable to eat bananas, which dessert are people with diabetes recommended to eat?

In such cases, it would be preferable a yogurt as dessert or fruit with few carbohydrates, such as strawberries, blackberries, medlar, kiwi or tangerine.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

30 December, 2020

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