• Can a diabetic have watermelon?
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    Can a diabetic have watermelon?

    It is a widely held belief that people who have diabetes cannot consume fruits as they are high in carbohydrates and fructose, a natural sugar that raises blood sugar levels. While diabetes patients are frequently advised to avoid fruits, particularly summer varieties, they can still be included in a diabetic person’s diet. Fruit indulgence for a person with diabetes can be as simple as a piece of fresh fruit or a bowl of fruit salad to satisfy the sweet tooth while also providing extra nutrition, fibre, vitamin C, folate and potassium. Phytochemicals and minerals, which are powerful plant compounds, are also abundant in fruit. Fruit consumption may lower the risk…