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What are the best fruits to eat for diabetes?

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The best fruits to eat for diabetes are any that are fresh, frozen or canned without additional sugar, according to the American Diabetes Association. Fruit needs to be counted in the individual’s meal plan due to the carbohydrate content.

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Examples of optimal fruit options for diabetics are applesauce with no added sugar, 100 percent fruit juice, and sugar-free or low-sugar preserves or jam, according to WebMD. Fruit contains fiber, minerals and vitamins essential to a heathy diet.

Another good fruit option for diabetics is dried fruit without additional sugar, according to the American Diabetes Association. An appropriate serving of fruit is a healthy option to help satisfy a sugar craving.

Examples of the worst fruit options for diabetics include fruit-flavored drinks, canned fruit with heavy syrup, fruit rolls, sweetened applesauce, and regular jelly or jam, according to WebMD.

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