Fruit – a very beneficial diabetic food – 2

Diabetic foods – some useful fruits

A lot of diabetic desserts should include a portion of one of the healthy fruits.

All fresh fruits have some benefit, and not just for diabetics. Here a just a few fruits with their benefits:

Apple

This popular sub-acid fruit, one of the most valuable of all fruits, has been found beneficial in the treatment of diabetes because of its rich pectin content. Pectin is a natural therapeutic ingredient found in the inner portion of the rind and the pulp. It aids in detoxification of the body by supplying the galacturonic acid needed for the elimination of certain harmful substances. This food element reduces the body’s insulin requirements by approximately 35 percent.

The apple is also considered valuable in depression. The various chemical substances present in the fruit, such as Vitamin B1, phosphorous and potassium, help the synthesis of glutamic acid, which controls the wear and tear of nerve cell. This fruit acts as a very effective tonic and recharges the nerves with new energy and life.

FRUIT YOGURT DIP

INGREDIENTS:

1 c. fruit flavored yogurt or cinnamon flavored yogurt
Fruits of your choice
Wafers or other cookies

DIRECTIONS:

Place yogurt in serving bowl.

Cover and chill.

Arrange yogurt in center of serving dish; surround with fruit and wafers.

In a bowl combine 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup chopped nuts and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Mix well.

Cover and chill.

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