Reasons why it is good for Diabetics to eat apples.
Apples are good for pretty much everyone but diabetics can benefit even further from eating them. I will explain why momentarily.
One apple contains just around 80 calories, they have 0 grams fat, 0 grams cholesterol, 0 Sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrate, 4 grams of dietary fiber, and 3 grams of protein. They also contain 1% of our daily recommended requirement of Vitamin A, 9% of our daily requirement of Vitamin C, 1% of our daily requirement of Calcium, and 1% or iron.
The 4 grams of fiber that apples provide give you 20% of your daily recommended amount of fiber, getting enough fiber in one’s diet is very important all in itself in keeping our bodies healthy yet most people don’t get nearly as much fiber as they should.
The great thing about the fiber in apples is that it is both insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fiber is good for bowel health, therefore it assures that you system is moving the way it should. The insoluble fiber in apples comes by way of pectin and this pectin has an effect for calming diarrhea. Pectin is also good because it works with the sugars of the apple to slow nutrient absorption which is why it is beneficial to people with diabetes. The slowing of the nutrient absorption helps to keep blood sugar under control.
The soluble fiber in apples also helps to lower cholesterol as well which can fight the effects that diabetes has on one’s heart.
Of course fiber is also good for helping you control your eating better. If you fill up on fiber there will be less room in your stomach for bad things and since apples are tasty and sweet they help to satisfy your sweet tooth but in a positive way.
Eating high fiber foods such as apples daily can help diabetics stay healthy. Be sure to eat your apple with a protein such as 1 oz of hard cheese, 1/4 cup of soft cheese, a handful of peanuts, or a spoon full of peanut butter to help balance out the natural sugars in the apple.