Persimmon is a delicious, sweet and very healthy fruit. Eating it with elevated blood sugar raises concerns, because the diet eliminates very sweet foods with this disease. Disputes over the inclusion in the diet of diabetics of this fleshy berries are between the doctors and nutritionists so far. Some hold the opinion that an increased amount of glucose in it is dangerous for the patient and should be banned. Others, because of the multiple benefits of the fetus, consider its use of non-insulin dependent diabetics justified, albeit in small quantities. So, it is possible or not persimmon in type 2 diabetes, let's look in more detail.
Terpkovataya, with juicy knitting pulp, very sweet to the taste oriental berry persimmon is very useful for the body. It contains a considerable amount of sugars (about 25% per 100g of fruit), as well as proteins, carotene, fiber, vitamins (C, B1, B2, PP) and important trace elements (iodine, magnesium, calcium, iron). Caloric content of one small persimmon in fresh form ranges from 55 to 65 kcal, depending on the variety. Therefore, it is considered a low-calorie product, allowed in many diets to eliminate the problems of excess weight. The benefits of consuming its fruits are especially marked with problems of the cardiovascular system, high blood pressure and anemia.
Inclusion in the diet of fresh persimmon will help:
- cope with insomnia;
- get rid of mood swings;
- to improve the work of the nervous system;
- increase appetite;
- eliminate infections (different types of E. coli, including Staphylococcus aureus);
- normalize the work of the heart;
- clean the vessels;
- improve liver and kidney function (the berry acts as a diuretic);
- normalize blood sugar;
- avoid problems with the thyroid gland;
- improve vision;
- eliminate anemia.
The cut fruit is also applied to the wounds, as the persimmon is able to have an antiseptic and healing effect.
However, in some cases, this berry can be harmful. So, it is not recommended to eat persimmon in the period after recent surgeries on the intestines or the stomach.
The unripe persimmon fruits contain a lot of astringent - tannin. Eating them can lead to an upset stomach, and even lead to the occurrence of acute intestinal obstruction, requiring surgical intervention. Therefore, persimmon is also not advised to give small children.
Persimmon - supplement for diabetics
Persimmon can have a positive effect on the human body affected by diabetes. After all, this disease has a devastating effect on the work of the heart, the state of the blood vessels, eyesight and, of course, the endocrine system. Therefore, it is extremely important for diabetics to maintain their health. Persimmon can contribute to the preservation of the internal organs in good condition and prevent serious abnormalities. However, there is not such a small amount of sugar in it, which, if not controlled, can affect a strong increase in blood glucose. Therefore, it is clear that the answer to the question of whether persimmon can be eaten with diabetes mellitus is controversial and specifically uncertain.
The diabetic diet is based on the glycemic index (GI) and the sugar content of the product. GI of persimmon is from 45 to 70 units depending on the variety and ripeness of the berry. The more ripe the fruit, the higher this figure will be. Due to how much sugar is in persimmon, which is about 17 grams per 100 grams of fresh fruit, it is often forbidden to add to food with diabetes mellitus.
In the case when this fruit was approved by the attending physician, even a small amount in the diet can favorably affect the body suffering from diabetes. Namely, persimmon will help in the following:
- will help in the fight against emerging colds due to the action of vitamin C;
- it will clear the vessels of toxins accumulated in the process of long-term medication and cholesterol, make the vessels elastic (with the help of pectin);
- prevent the occurrence of heart attack, stroke due to the presence of B vitamins;
- will not allow visual impairment due to beta-carotene;
- will have a positive effect on the kidneys, as it is a diuretic;
- prevent the occurrence of nervous breakdowns and depression;
- support the work of the liver and gall thanks to the routine;
- prevent the occurrence of anemia with the help of iron;
- will contribute to the normalization of metabolism and the elimination of excess weight, as the berry is low-calorie.
Persimmon with an increased level of sugar is recommended to include in the diet gradually, in small portions. You can start with 50 grams, and then increase the dosage a little, if the condition does not worsen. After each dose, it is necessary to measure the level of glucose to make sure that persimmon increases blood sugar. In the absence of strong jumps in the glucose level, the portion can be increased to 100 grams per day.
But not with any type of diabetes this sweet berry is allowed. In case of diabetes mellitus type 1, when a person needs constant injections of insulin, its use is extremely not recommended. Doctors with such a diagnosis propose to eliminate it altogether from the diet. With non-insulin-dependent diabetes, eating such a fruit is possible, but adhering to the norms. It is necessary to include a product in a food no more than 100 grams per day and not immediately, but in portions, dividing into segments.
Persimmon for diabetics of the second type is not only allowed, but also very useful. When used correctly, it will contribute to the establishment of glucose level failures in the blood and improve the health of the whole body. A regular monitoring of the state of sugar will not increase it to dangerous levels.
Recommendations for use
As it turned out, persimmon and diabetes can be combined, despite its sugar content. To get the maximum benefit from this berry, it is better to use it in ripe fresh form. But for a change in diet, it would be nice to combine it with other products allowed for diabetics, or to heat treat it.
So, baked persimmon is suitable for eating. In this form, it is allowed to consume even more than 100g per day. When baking, it loses glucose, while leaving nutrients.
You can also add raw persimmon in vegetable salads, or stew, bake with meat, for example, with chicken. Such dishes will provide an opportunity for full, tasty and healthy nutrition in case of the disease Diabetes. A systematic measurement of glucose will help avoid uncontrolled surges in blood sugar.