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Can Diabetes Eat Lychee

2015-05-23 02:52

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Hello, I have a question regarding to my mom. My mom is diabetes. Can she eat lychee?

 

A:

Can Diabetes Eat LycheeLychee is very delicious, but diabetes patients should avoid it. Because there are lots of fructose in lychee. Fructose can be used by our body as long as it is converted into sugar glucose by way of liver’s invertase. In addition, if diabetes patients eat lychee too much, fructose will accumulate in blood vessels and cannot become sugar glucose. Lychee also affects appetite. As a result, there is very low sugar glucose in blood, which will cause hypoglycemia shock. What’s more, more than 60% diabetes also have hyperlipidemia. High levels of fructose in lychee will lead to high blood lipids. This is vicious circle.

Eating lychee too much is bad for diabetes. If lychee is consumed moderately, diabetes patients can get many health benefits, including:

1. Enhances immunity

With a high amount of vitamin C in it, lychee proves to be a good antioxidant which improves to protect against common diseases like cough, cold and flu. Vitamin C also strengthens immune system to protect from day to day infections.

2. Increase metabolism

Fiber and vitamin B-complex which increases metabolism. A particular component oligonol contained in lychee have obvious results in regulating metabolism.

3. Lower blood pressure

Lychee, a high amount of antioxidant vitamin C was found to lower blood pressure. Besides, high fiber in lychee can promote cardiovascular health.

Lychee is a wonderful fruit which tastes as good as it is beneficial for our bodies. However, if you are a diabetes patient, then the consumption of lychee might necessitate a medical opinion. However, in moderate quantities, it is as good as they come. If you have any question, you can leave a message to kidneycares@hotmail.com or consult our online doctor directly. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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