Due to the high blood sugar in the system, the pancreas doesn’t create enough insulin necessary for the body. Thus, the cells become resistant to the insulin.
Diabetes is the most common disease that killed 3-4 million people, according to The World Health Organization in 2004.
Because of how dangerous this disease can be, nutritionists recommend and promote a regular and healthy diet along with a much-needed exercise.
Besides, it is important to solve the most common problem, obesity, and overweight.
A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet means fewer foods that contain a lot of sugar fats, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. Furthermore, people need to take precautions when taking medication.
On top of that, they have to regulate their blood sugar and weight, which can prove quite problematic.
A nutritionist called Mrs. Kamna Desai stated that people with diabetes could eat fruits if they limit how much they take.
According to research, kiwi is one of those fruits.
Consuming Kiwi: Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
- Kiwi boosts the sensitivity of insulin in the system and helps the absorption of glucose in the cells. Moreover, it helps control the blood sugar.
- It can protect DNA from oxygen damage. Furthermore, it contains phytonutrients, and it provides protective antioxidants. The flavonoids and carotenoids help the kiwi act as an antioxidant.
- The glycemic index in the fruit is very low (53) because of the fructose and the fiber it contains. So, kiwi can balance the blood sugar.
- Kiwi can protect the heart and blood vessels because it contains polyphenols and potassium.
- However, people with type 2 diabetes need to control how many Kiwis they consume. Kiwi is low in fat and can help to gain more fat.
- Kiwi helps reduce the fats, the risk of cardiovascular disease and the risk of blood clot.
- It has a vitamin C and A and helps fasten the healing process; plus it is great for vision.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||8%|
|Total Fat||0.52 g||2%|
|Vitamin C||92.7 mg||154%|
|Vitamin E||1.46 mg||10%|
|Vitamin K||40.3 µg||34%|
|Vitamin A||87 IU||3%|