Are apples good for a diabetic to eat?


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Though it doesn't mention apples as one of the best fruits, the American Diabetes Association does include apples on a list of common fruits that are good for a diabetic to eat. Fiber and vitamin C are among the healthiest nutrients that apples provide.

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Apples are a relatively low-calorie fruit option at just 54 calories per serving, according to Everyday Health. They also have just 14 grams of carbs. The skin on the apples are loaded with antioxidants. Most fruits are low on the glycemic index, which is why they are an optimal meal or snack item for diabetics, reports the American Diabetes Association.

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