Are Raisins Good For Diabetes

Are Raisins Good For Diabetes


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, are
raisins good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. If you research raisins, you are going get
a myriad of answers concerning how those with diabetes should react to them. Everything from don’t even look at them,
to eat all you want. The answer probably lies somewhere in between. OK, so I am going to assume you don’t know
what a raisin is. A raisin is simply a grape that has been sun
dried for about a month. The drying process takes the water content
from about 75% to 15%. Dried fruit can be part of a healthy diet,
but is also a food you need to research. The same could be said for all foods, but
dried fruit can be deceiving! Dried fruit has been dried to the extent that
the water content of the fruit is gone. A version of the fruit that is concentrated
is what is left. Not only is the flavor concentrated, but also
the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. A 2015 study by Dr Harold Bayes of the Louisville
Metabolic Research Center found that snacking on raisins reduced blood glucose levels by
16% in those with “pre-diabetes” compared to the control group who at regular processed
snacks. This favorable glucose effect of raisins was
further supported by a significant reduction in A1c. By reducing blood sugar and maintaining normal
A1c levels those with diabetes can help prevent long-term damage to their heart and circulatory
system. Now, I want you to look at the term “snacking.” The participants in this study were give 1
ounce of raisins 3 times per day. A 2014 study concluded that raisins are a
low-GI and -insulin index fruit that provides a favorable postprandial glucose and insulin
response. And that raisins are high in dietary fibre,
polyphenols and a number of vitamins and minerals, in addition to being rich in fructose. The study also stated that there is evidence
that glycemic control can improve with judicious fructose intake and low-glycemic index. So, are raisins good for diabetes? As a snack, I would say yes. Like many foods I suggest they be eaten in
moderation, but the most recent studies have shown them to a good, healthy snack for those
with diabetes. I hope this answered your question are raisins
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

3 thoughts on “Are Raisins Good For Diabetes

  1. What disease causes Diabetes?
    Why don't we treat the disease rather than the symptoms of the sugar level?

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