Fruits For Gestational Diabetes

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Fruits and gestational diabetesWith gestational diabetes turning out to be one of the most common but serious health concerns in pregnant women, it has become all the more important to know about fruits for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can be defined as the transient diabetes like condition that a  previously non-diabetic woman suffers from during pregnancy. It occurs due to hormonal changes that the body undergoes during pregnancy due to which the body is not able to produce enough insulin. Planning a diet for gestational diabetes is very crucial since, any fluctuation in the blog sugar levels can affect the growth of the fetus. Hence, a diet rich in fruits and other foods with low glycemic index are recommended to the women.


 


Important Fruits For Gestational Diabetes


Fruits being a rich source of healthy complex carbohydrates, fibers, and vitamins form an important part of the diet for women with gestational diabetes. Let’s have a look on some of the fruits recommended for gestational diabetes that can regulate the blood sugar level


  • Apples

  • Strawberries

  • Guava

  • Oranges 


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Fruits To Be Avoided During Gestational Diabetes


Fruits rich in sugar and fat like peach, cherry, mangoes should be avoided during gestational diabetes. In addition, it’s also important to take fruits rather than juice to control gestational diabetes.if you take one glass of ornage juice, it would comprise at least 4-5 oranges while you can limit your intake of sugar by eating just 2 ornages.


 


Gestational Diabetes And Fruits Servings


Every pregnant woman should consult her doctor for fruits servings in case of gestational diabetes. However, following information on fruit intake would help you to choose varieties of fruits and thus regulate your calories. In addition, it’s also important to take fruits rather than juice to control gestational diabetes.


  • 1/2 cup apple or grapefruit 

  • 1 small orange or peach

  • 1 kiwi fruit

  • 3/4 cup blueberries

  • 1 cup fresh melon or strawberries

  • 1 small pear

  • 12 large grapes


 


With this information you sure can include fruits in your diet without fear. However, do consult your doctor and dietician for the exact serving size of fruits allowed daily for you to regulate the blood glucose level.


 


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