My portion-controlled #breakfast plate of high-protein, low-fat and nutrient-rich (calcium, folate, riboflavin, selenium, Vitamin B12) #cottagecheese with a #sugarfree maraschino cherry, sugar-free #blueberrymuffin, #orange wedge and a pinch of fresh #pineapple.
According to Healthline, “The pulpiness of #oranges and grapefruit provide a great source of fiber. To maximize this, make sure to eat the whole #fruit rather than drink just the juice.
One study in 2008 found that eating #citrus #fruits could lower the risk of #diabetes in women, but drinking the fruit juice could increase that risk.”
Per Very Well Health, “Pineapple is a fat-free food rich in fiber and vitamins. Fiber is especially important to #diabetics as it can help to lower blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, and regulate bowels. In fact, a single, one-cup serving of fresh pineapple has an impressive 2.2 grams of fiber with only 78 calories.
However, pineapple also has a relatively high GI ranking compared to other fruits. According to an analysis from the Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, and Exercise at the University of Sydney, fresh whole #pineapple has a GI ranking of 59, placing it at the lower end of the moderate range.
While the higher GI ranking may suggest that #pineapples are not for you, there are ways to eat them safely if you have diabetes. Even in smaller amounts, pineapple can arguably satisfy a sweet tooth more than, say, an apple or grapefruit and not make you feel deprived if you have a sudden craving.
If you love pineapple, stick to one portion and pair it with a protein such as low-fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt.”
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