Fresh Fruit Salads for Diabetics - Is it Possible?

Approach the idea of diabetic fruits and fruit in diabetic diet plans with caution and common sense, just as you do the all aspects of dietary control of diabetes through a diabetic diet plan and lifestyle intervention. You will find that depending upon your diabetes care program and your own individual and unique causes of your diabetes, you will respond uniquely to any given diabetic diet. The same fruits in a diabetic diet plan for you may influence you differently than another diabetic you know - so use common sense and do frequent blood glucose testing as you learn what works for you in your dietary control of diabetes.

That said, just as I found that incorporating dried fruit in a diabetic diet plan was possible, so I also found that I could include fresh fruits as part of my plan for my own dietary control of my type 2 diabetes. These aren't 'diabetic fruits' or special secret fruits (although fruits like the dragon fruit are indeed special).

The trick to create your own version of the fresh fruit salad for a diabetic diet is to toss out the idea that your fresh fruit salad is simply a giant bowl of mixed fresh fruit layered with sugar! No more bowls of bananas and maple syrup! Instead, make your fruit salads much grander and more balanced by including sources of protein and healthy nutritional fats such as come from almonds, walnuts, soy nuts, pumpkin seeds, and other seeds and nuts.

My answer to 'Is it possible to have a fruit salad for a diabetic?' is therefore a yes, with the understanding that it is a much bigger adventure than the traditional, boring fruit salad. You'll never want to go back to the old fruit salads you were used to eat before.

I can toss fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, fresh apples, any fresh fruit at all into the diabetes dragon fruit salad. As long as it is in moderation, I don't have problems. The calories as a proportion of the total calories in the salad can be surprisingly highly weighted towards the fruits.

Start with a salad like the diabetes dragon fruit salad, and mix it up with different varieties of dried fruits and fresh fruits. Vary the quantities and test your blood glucose levels to learn how you respond.

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