While this is a no-brainer addition to the list as a healthy dessert, people just don’t order fruits over a chocolate ice cream or mud pie cake after dinner. Think about the last time you did…
It is common knowledge that fruits are an indispensable component of a healthy and balanced diet. What better way to fulfil your daily intake of ‘two servings of fruits’ than having them as dessert?
High in fibre, vitamins and antioxidants, fruits are one of the best desserts, especially for the diabetics. Even though fruits can raise blood sugar levels, they contain other nutritional advantages that outweigh this, while fibre help to stabilise a sugar spike.
Those with diabetes can also look out for fruits with lower Glycaemic Index (GI) which can help to better regulate blood sugar levels. If you’re looking to beat the heat, try freezing fruits to enjoy a frosty treat! Also try to choose whole fruit over fruit juice as juices do not have as much dietary fibre and vitamins which are usually found in fruit peel.
Potential benefits: lowers risks of cancer and heart diseases, boosts immune system, aids digestion, lowers cholesterol levels