Blueberries and strawberries

I have long heard that berries are fruits that don’t spike BG high and that blueberries actually have some benefits for diabetics. I use to by frozen and dried blueberries but they had added sugar.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a container of fresh blueberries, they are wonderful. On my last group bicycle ride I ate some before the ride about 6g carb worth. The ride was 36 miles and I only drank about 16 grams of my homemade sports drink. My BG was very good - smooth rise and slow fall without any extremes.

Anyway I was at the store this morning and bought more blueberries and a container of strawberries. I may never be able to eat an apple again, but at least I have these berries from Mexico in spring.

We’s always learning something.

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I have eaten 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries every morning for 4 yrs. They are so good for us and taste great too.

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I eat at least once a day a bowl of strawberries and blueberries.

I used to add a little reddi whip for flavor.

Now I add 1 spoon of yogurt and a little high protein granola. The granola adds a modest amount of sugar but it taste awesome. The 1 spoon of yogurt is mainly to get the granola to stick to each bite.

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I also eat berries and fruit, only a quarter cup, mixed with 1/4 cup plain yoghurt, and 1/4 cup seeds of flax, hemp and chia. Of course BGs go up, but it’s delicious, and I monitor Dex closely so as to remain in range.

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I love all fruit except papaya. It tastes like salty dirty socks.
And yes eating whole fruit causes a smaller spike, it still spikes for me somewhat depending on how much I eat

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