Fresh Fruits & Veggies Month

June is Fresh Fruits & Veggies Month. Some “diet plans” will tell you that vegetables & fruits are “free” and you can eat all of them and as many as you would like. Everything in moderation! Knowledge is the key,  you have got to know what you are eating and what to pair it with. There are several fruits that the American Diabetes Association tells diabetics to limit or avoid because they continue to ripen and sweeten after they are picked. Those would be ripe bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple. Of course these are summer fruits everyone wants to enjoy. It doesn’t mean you can’t have them at all. You have to limit yourself and have some protein going down before you eat the fruit. You will find nutritional information on a variety of fruits and veggies below. It’s not that you can’t eat these fruits, just not by themselves. The amount of protein should be equal to the amount of sugar in the fruit you’re consuming. By doing so, you avoid the blood sugar spike. So with any fruit match or pair it with some lean protein to create a sneal® (ask for the sneal® handout or go to for more information on creating sneals®).  

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