Apple and Diabetes

Apple a day keeps the doctor away! We all know that the fruit is good for our health, but is it good for diabetes?

Benefits

The fruit contains some powerful antioxidants like flavonoid and polyphenol. It is said that 100g of the fruit gives the same effect of antioxidant as 1,500 mg of vitamin C. It also contains lot of minerals and vitamins. We can also find malic acid and tartaric acid which help preventing liver and digestion disturbance. Soluble fibers are also found in the fruit, which helps to reduce cholesterol and risk of stroke and heart diseases. One of the soluble fibers is pectin. Pectin can reduce cholesterol in liver, slow digestion and rise of blood sugar level.

Its Glycemic Index is 38, which means it has a slow effect on blood sugar level. As mentioned above, pectin found in the fruit makes it an ideal fruit for people with diabetes.

Apple Cider Vinegar ACV

It is widely spread that ACV is good for weight loss and reduce blood sugar readings. Some experts claim the effect might be from the fruit rather than from vinegar. It is one of the alternative natural treatments that are popularly used by people with diabetes.

Taking vinegar might be too harsh for most people. However, it is suggested that two tablespoons of ACV with one spoon of olive oil onto a salad as first course of dinner. Some also suggest to mix two tablespoons of the vinegar and a pinch of salt with a glass of warm water. You can also add a little honey for taste.

Apple and Diabetes


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