Dragon fruit can be found in any big supermarket. Because of its good taste and rich nutrients, many people love to eat dragon fruit. At present, diabetes is one common metabolic disorder. For diabetics, can they still eat dragon fruits?
If patients’ blood sugar level isn’t controlled well, patients should develop a sugar-free diet plan. If their blood sugar is controlled well, patients can still eat a small amount of fruits and other sugar-containing foods or drinks.
Although dragon fruit doesn’t taste very sweet, the sugar content in this fruit is a little higher than general fruits. In view of this, diabetics can pay highly attention to the consumption of dragon fruits. (If you just have diabetes and your blood glucose level is managed well, you can consult the online Doctor to determine how much dragon fruit you can eat safely.)
Moderate consumption of dragon fruit indeed can bring some health benefits for diabetics. They are:
Prevent vascular sclerosis
Dragon fruit contains rich anthocyanin, which is one obvious antioxidant and can help prevent vascular sclerosis effectively. Diabetes is one systemic metabolic disorder that can attack blood vessels all over the body easily. Therefore, eating a little amount of dragon fruit can help protect these blood vessels.
If patients have anemia, foods rich in iron can help ease anemia. This is because iron is the essential nutrient for hemoglobin and red blood cells. Dragon fruit is just rich in iron, so it can alleviate anemia.
Dragon fruit is abundant in vitamin C that can help reduce weight, control blood sugar level and protect various organs from damage. From this point, dragon fruit is good for diabetics.
Before eating this fruit, it is better for diabetics to weigh its benefits against side effects.