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Are strawberries okay?

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:56   #1
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Re strawberries okay? Do they spike your blood sugar?

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:57   #2
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You'll have to test and see what happens in your own body. Some of us get spiked - others not.

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:59   #3
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This is where your meter is king.

I'm able to eat berries, but in limited quantities.

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I can get thru 3-4 strawberries safely



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Berries are probably the safest fruit to eat but we do have to limit them. I can usually throw 2 or 3 into a smoothie but I still get a small spike. The only way to know is to test with your meter. I think most berries are in the range of 10 carbs for 1/2 cup which is not bad.

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Old 02-25-2012, 13:22   #6
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i eat 4-5 twice or thrice a day and it doesn't spike me much.

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Strawberries are 6,7 carbs pr. 100 gram berries
Raspberry are better. They have only 3,3 carbs pr. 100 gram berries.

I eat berries together with fat, and then I have no spike. If I eat them alone, I can only eat a few before my BG rise.

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Old 02-25-2012, 16:30   #8
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Thanks to all for awesome input. Raspberries and strawberries are my fab. Glad they don't have to go the way of many of the other things I love to eat. Alan Jackson said it best, "Everything I love is killing me."

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Old 02-25-2012, 19:12   #9
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I try to buy the ones that are not overly ripe, the sugar content is a little lower. We cut them up over crushed WASA light and crisp crackers, top with home made whipped cream and some art sweetener.

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I like strawberries when the tops are still white. Nix mix of tart and sweet that I just love! I limit mine to 3 sliced up and served with oopsies and walden syrup to make a nice strawberry pancake to go along with my breakfast.

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