November Fit Food Tip

People say they do not eat fruit since it will raise blood sugar but so does candy and pastries. Don’t get the idea that because both have sugars that fruit and cake are the same, because they’re not. For one thing, fruit offers good stuff like vitamins, antioxidants and water, while candy and desserts are nutritionally void.

Fruit also tends to have less sugar by volume. The fiber content in whole fruit slows your digestion and then prevents a spike in blood sugar. That also means your body has more time to use up glucose as fuel before storing it — as fat.

On average, people don’t eat enough fruit, so don’t cut it out of your diet in an attempt to limit your sugar intake! This monthly food tip is from the Warm Springs Diabetes Program.