KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Pineapple, a fruit with a moderate GI score. Here’s how to consume pineapple that is safe for diabetics.
Diabetics must be selective in eating food so that blood sugar does not rise and fall significantly.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says diabetics are advised to eat fruit.
For your information, fruits are a good source of nutrients that contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Quoting from Medical News Today, most fruits have a low glycemic (GI) score. That is, these fruits have little impact on blood sugar levels.
Fresh pineapple has a GI score of 66 which makes it a medium GI fruit, which means it has more effect on blood glucose than other fruits.
Even though it is included in the category of medium GI fruit, diabetics can still eat it.
You can eat pineapple in moderation and combined with protein or healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, jam, and avocado.
The combination of these ingredients can reduce the effect of pineapple on blood sugar levels.
In addition, the combination of pineapple with protein or healthy fats makes you feel full longer and reduces blood sugar spikes.
Instead of consuming pineapple juice, frozen pineapple, or dried pineapple, diabetics should eat fresh pineapple.
The reason is that frozen pineapples and dried pineapples contain added sugar which can trigger a spike in blood sugar.
For variety, you can roast fresh pineapples and include them in the main menu.