Guava is an inexpensive fruit with amazing health benefits. It is high in fiber and vitamin C. It also contains Vitamin A, B and potassium.
However, the skin of guava is high on simple sugars like glucose that increases the blood sugar level immediately. So, the best way to consume a guava for diabetics is to peel off its skin, suggests a study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.
Eating guava without its skin can reduce the sugar absorption in diabetic people, revealed an I-Shou University study.
Since guava is rich in dietary fiber, it helps ease constipation - a common diabetic complaint. It also helps lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
In China, guava has been used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. A study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine suggests that guava lowers blood sugar levels in diabetic mice.
So, when consumed without its skin guava can be an extraordinarily healthy snack for diabetics.
Dr. Trupti Shirole