Can a diabetic eat dates?
The date is a dry fruit appreciated by many people. It is very rich in nutrients, but also in taste.
It is important to know that the date has a high glycemic index.
The glycemic index is a value that determines the capacity of a food to increase more or less quickly the blood sugar level.
The higher the glycemic index of a food, the faster it raises blood sugar.
Conversely, the lower the glycemic index of a food, the less quickly it raises blood sugar levels.
Foods with a high glycemic index must be limited as much as possible, because they cause blood sugar peaks, i.e. the blood sugar level increases very quickly and then decreases very quickly, which causes cravings and favors overweight snacking and the complications that go with it.
This is why people who suffer from diabetes must limit their consumption of foods with high glycemic index.
In conclusion, people who suffer from diabetes can consume dates, but in very reasonable quantities, for example one to two per day, taking into consideration all the elements consumed during the day.
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