A lot of my clients approached me recently because of few posts shared on whether mangoes are good or bad for diabetic people. In simple words: Eating low-glycemic index foods (GI value <=55) is considered as an important tool to control diabetes. If we look at the glycemic index of mango, it is 51 which gives us an indication that: it is safe to eat a mango. But, the question here is
Is it a good idea to eat mangoes without portion control? My answer is "Big No"
Specifically for diabetic people, I really don’t recommend any fixed rule (for example eat 1/2 bowl or one slice per day) to eat mangoes because it depends on multiple factors including sugar levels. Key points to be considered by diabetic people while eating mangoes:
Conclusion: As a diabetic person you can enjoy mango provided you maintain the portion size, cut down and keep a track of total carbohydrates intake in a day, exercise regularly and stay stress-free.
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