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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fruit For Summer

"Fruit for Summer & Safe for Diabetics"

Blueberries, Elderberries, Blackberries, Loganberries, Strawberries etc. There are loads to choose from. You can find their respective seasons in the fruit list below.

Acai fruit are incredibly nutritious. Unfortunately, acai fruit are quite rare in greengrocers and supermarkets. But you can often find acai fruit in fruit juice and smoothies.

Goji Berries are another nutritious choice. In fact, Goji Berries are one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the planet!

Why Goji berries? They're rich in antioxidants & provide little stress on your blood sugar levels.

Just know that goji berries are often found dried, but this can concentrate the sugars within and may contain added oils which could be bad for your diabetes.

Avocados - Season: Spring
Don't be put off by the fat content. Very little of it is saturated. Avocados are rich in Poly and Mono-unsaturated fats.

Why avocado? Rich in vitamins A, B & E and contain a high antioxidant level.

NOTE: Avocados should be firm but soft when bought. Press them gently, if it feels like its going to give way, it's a good 'en.

Figs - Season: Autumn
Black or green, it doesn't matter. The nutrients within the figs are highest when they are fresh.

Why Figs? Figs are rich in essential minerals. they are particularly high in potassium, calcium, and iron.

NOTE: Avoid dried figs! THIS ISN'T GOOD FOR YOUR BLOOD SUGAR! The sugars are concentrated in the fruit when dried so if you eat them, only eat a couple.

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