Can Diabetics Eat Bananas?
Type 1 Diabetes (genetic or due to accidents/surgery etc.) is not reversible but Type 2 Diabetes definitely is. Type 2 Diabetes is actually caused by a high-fat diet, combined with other factors (some possibly genetic) that will cause reduced insulin sensitivity.
By improving your body’s insulin sensitivity you can improve how your body reacts to sugar in any food, even the natural sugar in fruit. Following some key lifestyle habits can help get back insulin sensitivity:
- Reduce your body fat to a healthy level
- Eat a high-fiber diet
- Eat a low fat diet
- Exercise regularly, focusing on cardio exercises
- Avoid animal foods
By strengthening the body’s response to any sugar you are rooting out the cause rather than working out the “best” (less sugar spikes or High GI) foods. This changes the complete outlook of how you approach diet and puts the control into your hands. Eat bananas as they contain fiber, potassium and other nutrients that are needed to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. So, avoid superficial work, and work from the inside for long lasting effects.