One of the biggest rumors about living with diabetes is that you should eat very little fruit. and that eating too much will raise your blood-sugar level. The truth is that fruits provide us with vitamins, phytochemicals and fiber, all important to a healthy diet, and there is no reason why people with diabetes should avoid them.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber and should be included not avoided in your everyday meal plan. The key is to keep an eye on portion sizes and stay away from fruits canned in syrups or other types of added sugar.
Sweet, low-carb apricots are a perfect snack option. One apricot has just 17 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrates. Four fresh apricots equal one serving and provide more than 70 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement. They’re also a good source of fiber. Try mixing some diced apricots into hot or cold cereal or toss some in a salad.