Diet and Nutrition

Fruit for Diabetics: The Controversy

Carbohydrate counting: Moderate the amount of fruits you eat

One way to watch your fruit consumption is through carbohydrate counting. To be able to do this, you have to know how many carbohydrates a fruit contains. For example, a little piece of an uncut fruit or about a half cup of canned or frozen fruit contains 15 grams of carbohydrates.

You must be extra cautious with dried fruits, such as dried cherries and raisins, as just two tablespoons of these contain 15 grams of carbohydrates as well.

Fruits can serve as a replacement for other sources of carbohydrates in your diet plan, such as dairy, starches, or grains.