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There are various vitamins and minerals that are important for wound healing, immune function, healthy skin, and digestive health just to name a few benefits. Not all fruits are equal to each other in nutritional value. Some have faster acting sugars -namely those that are lower in fiber and higher on the glycemic index chart- that can give our blood sugars a quick spike that often needs to be accounted for with insulin.
Fast-acting sugars in fruits such as grapes which is considered a medium GI food, are great for treating lows, but then there are a few of the higher fiber contents in lower glycemic fruits that can make the sugar spike last a bit longer and may not treat a low as quickly.
When not treating a low with fruit, insulin is a must so make sure to estimate your carb content depending on the size of the fruit you are consuming. High GI foods break down quickly, causing a faster blood sugar spike.
Here is a list of the top 5 low-glycemic (high-fiber) fruits and the top 5 high-glycemic (lower in fiber and higher in natural sugars) and their carb contents:
Carbs per serving size of 100g -serving size varies depending on size of fruit
Top Low GI Fruits
- Apple 12-16g
- Cherries 10-12g
- Pear 10-15g
- Plum 9-12g
- Peach 7-15g
Top High GI Fruits
- Banana 20-30g
- Mango 14-16g
- Pineapple 10-20g
- Watermelon 7-10g
- Raisins 40-70g