Pineapple is also a “recommended snack” for diabetics
The sugar index is moderate, but it’s low
It is effective to eat both protein and healthy fat and pineapple
U.S. health website highlights recent relationship between pineapple and diabetes
Pineapple, a summer tropical fruit, has been published on a U.S. health website that it is “recommended” for snacks for diabetic patients. Pineapple has a moderate sugar index (GI), but its GL is low, which means that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients can enjoy an appropriate amount.
According to the Korea Food Communications Forum (KOFRUM) on the 4th, Health Digest, a U.S. health website, pointed out in a recent article titled “Should People With Diabetes Eat Pineapple?” that pineapple tastes sweet but does not cause blood sugar to fluctuate.
It is common knowledge that diabetics should avoid foods with high sugar levels. The sugar index is a number that measures how fast blood sugar rises after eating carbohydrate-containing foods.
It means that low sugar levels raise blood sugar slowly and high blood sugar quickly. In general, if the sugar index is 70 or higher, it is classified as high, and if it is lower than 55, it is classified as low. Diabetes patients are advised to eat foods with low sugar levels.
The problem is that the sugar index does not take into account the general intake of the food once it is eaten. The recommended lower lip index (GL) reflects the one-time intake of the food, such as pineapples. The recommended index is calculated by multiplying the sugar index by the amount of carbohydrates consumed and dividing it by 100.
Pineapple has a party index of 59, but its asking index is only 7. Pastry’s sugar index is the same 59, but the asking index is more than double (15).
The article said that a cup of juicy pineapple is filled with healthy nutrients such as vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium. A cup contains about 19 grams of carbohydrates.
Nutritionist Mary Ellen Phipps, author of the Easy Diabetes Cookbook, recommended that “take it with a source of protein or vegetable fat to keep blood sugar more stable after eating pineapple.”
Frozen pineapple can also be a great snack for diabetics. Dried pineapple is not recommended for diabetics because moisture escapes during the dehydration process and sugar levels increase. For diabetics, it is also a good idea to mix a cup of fresh pineapple with protein smoothie.