Are Oranges OK For Diabetics?

Do oranges raise your blood sugar?

The sugar in whole fruits such as navels are less concentrated than in liquid form, so eating a navel orange versus drinking orange juice means there is less of a quick rise in blood sugar levels. When eating navel oranges, the sugar absorbs slower, so blood sugar levels remain more consistent.

What fruits diabetics should avoid?

It is best to avoid or limit the following:

  • dried fruit with added sugar.
  • canned fruit with sugar syrup.
  • jam, jelly, and other preserves with added sugar.
  • sweetened applesauce.
  • fruit drinks and fruit juices.
  • canned vegetables with added sodium.
  • pickles that contain sugar or salt.

Can diabetics eat oranges and bananas?

For most people with diabetes, fruits (including bananas) are a healthy choice. One exception to this is if you’re following a low-carb diet to control your diabetes. Even a small banana contains around 22 grams of carbs, which may be too much for your diet plan.

What fruit is good for diabetics?

While some forms of fruit, like juice, can be bad for diabetes, whole fruits like berries, citrus, apricots, and yes, even apples — can be good for your A1C and overall health, fighting inflammation, normalizing your blood pressure, and more.