Spotlight: Fibrelicious fruit

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Fruit often gets a bad rap these days with people worried about its sugar content. The reality is that fruit is a deliciously healthy snack. It is often a good source of fibre, packed with important vitamins and minerals and can be very hydrating.

So, what are some gut-loving low GI fruits?

  • Berries such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines
  • Oranges

Unsure how much fruit to enjoy? Most international dietary guidelines recommend we enjoy two serves a day. A serve of fruit can be; one piece of medium sized fruit, two pieces of small fruit, one cup of chopped fruit, 125ml of 100% fruit juice or 30g dried fruit.

Just remember that fresh fruit is a healthy nutritious choice and even if some varieties such as melons have a higher GI, it doesn’t mean you should avoid it – just reduce your portion size to lower the glycemic load. Combining with other low GI fruits and serving with some yoghurt will also minimise the affect on your blood sugars.


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