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Diabetes Nutrition: Apples and Sweet Potatoes

  1. Action of the Week
    • It is a must for Diabetics Type 2 to eat Breakfast
    • Be careful of some fruits that are higher in the glycemic index
    • Add one high GI fruit to loads of veggie for a powerful smoothie that will also allow you to have a different taste with bitter greens
  1. Foods to Avoid: Canned Apples.
    • Due to it being canned, the fruit generally loses most of its nutritional benefits- especially Vitamin B and Vitamin C.
    • The syrup in most canned apples are filled with high fructose corn syrup, which has adverse affects in the body
  1. Substitutions: Regular Apple
  2. Nutritional Benefits
    • High in Vitamin C and fiber
    • The phytonutrients in apples can assist in regulating blood sugar
    • Slow down of carbohydrate digestion
  1. Evidence/ Support
    • (Gregor, How Not to Die, 2016, pg 296). Greater consumption of whole fruits including apples have been associated with lowering the likelihood of developing diabetes. However, when drinking your fruits- opt to blend, so that you can preserve some of the nutrition
  1. Foods to Avoid: Fried Potatoes
  2. Substitutions: Sweet Potatoes
  3. Nutritional Benefits
    • Very low on the glycemic index scale
    • Contains a large amount of fiber and potassium
    • 2 different forms of sweet potatoes, firm and soft. This is where the term “Yam” came to play- however, in stores you rarely find the Yam unless you are in an international super market.
    • Sweet potatoes are healthier than plain potatoes but there are also different varieties including purple, white, and yellow
    • When choosing a sweet potato at the store- note that the color ties directly with the nutritional content. The more yellow or orange its flesh, the healthier it may be.
  1. Evidence/ Support.
    • (Gregor, How Not to Die, 2016, pg 328). Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood. They are among the healthiest and cheapest with one of the highest nutrient- rich food scores per dollar
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