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What are the sugar contents of mango, banana, sapodilla and grapes?

Date: 01 Jun 2016    Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

Generally it is said that the fruits like mango, banana, sapodilla (chikoo) and grapes should not be taken by the diabetic people as they contain high sugar. What are the sugar contents of mango, banana, sapodilla and grapes? Also what are the fruits which can be taken by the diabetic people?
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Author: Waheeda    02 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Diabetic people are often afraid to have fruits because of the fear of increasing blood sugar level. But this needs to be addressed, since fruits high in fibre content are actually benficial in bringing the blood sugar level down. And fruits contain vitamins and minerals which are necessary for everyone including the diabetic people. So it is not a wise decision to leave fruits out of your diet completely.

Sugar contained in fruits have low glycemic index (GI). It is mostly in the form of fructose. And more on what is glycemix index of food; food that is absorbed quickly and releases a quick burst of enegy is high GI food.
Food that is absorbed slower and releases controlled amount of energy is low GI food.

Some low GI fruits safe for diabetics to consume are:
1. Berries ( strawberry, cranberry etc)
2. Apple
3. Pear
4. Orange
5. Lemon
6. Cucumber
7. Avocado

And to answer your first question, the sugar content of
1. Mango (14 g per 100 g)
2. Banana (12 g per 100 g)
3. Grape (16 g per 100 g)
4. Chikoo( 15 g per 60 g)
Even though a diabetic can consume these high sugar fruits, moderation is the key. If it is difficult for you to regulate your blood sugar levels, better not have them. Go for low GI fruits instead.

Author: Jagdish Patro    02 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Some fruits such as Mangoes, banana,sapodilla contain more sugar than others due to the presence of more amount of carbohydrates which affects blood sugar levels. Any fruit should contain 15 grams of carbohydrates and the size of its consumption depends on the carbohydrate content of the fruit.

A low-carbohydrate fruit is always better to be consumed at larger portion. These fruits are good source of minerals like potassium, copper, iron and certain vitamins which are not that much popular but important for health viz.,folate, niacin and pantothenic acid. These compounds act as cofactors for the enzymes and involve in the metabolic process of the body. High sugar fruits like grapes, bananas, mangoes, sweet cherries, apples, pineapples, pears and kiwi fruit should be limited from your diet, if your weight is above normal. Instead dry fruits are recommended.

Fruit servings can be restricted as mentioned below which contain about 15 grams of carbohydrates so that the sugar levels can be at normal levels:
• 1/2 medium banana
• 1/2 cup (83 grams) cubed mango
• 1/3 cup (80 grams) cubed sapodilla (chikoo)
• 3/4 cup (124 grams) cubed pineapple

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