They say "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", now it may even help diabetes patients manage the condition. This fruit is loaded with fibres that may help manage the symptoms of diabetes. It is believed that apples contain fructose and antioxidant polephenols that helps to slow down the process of sugar being absorbed in the bloodstream.
Some studies also suggest consuming this fruit can significantly reduce your risk of developing the condition. A study conducted on women found those who consumed an apple daily had a reduced risk of the condition by 28 per cent.
If you are looking to incorporate more apples into your diet, here are a few salads you can make to consume this nutritious food.
Here are some delicious apple-based salads you may wish to include in your diabetes diet.
* Green apple salad
If you are in the mood for some Thai cuisine, then this is a recipe you might like. Combine slices of green apples with olives, coriander, spring onions and olive oil. You can even add a few olives to the mix. You could even add a bit of honey to this delicious salad. However, it is optional.
* Apples, paneer and channa salad
Looking for alunch recipe? This one is great to carry with you to work. It's nutritious and filling enough to get you through the rest of the day.To make this salad, boil some chickpeas and grill up some paneer (add some spice to it). Once you've completed these two tasks, mix it together with some apples. Don't forget to add a lot of leafy greens to your salad.
* Apple and celery salad
This salad is low in calories and easy to make.Slice up some apples and celery and toss it together. Celery is also rich in fibre and potassium. This combo will help to manage your blood pressure levels. This salad is perfect if you are an on-the-go kinda gal or you can even eat it after your workout.
* Apples, pine nuts and avocado salad
Looking for a bit of crunch and a nutty flavour? If yes, then this is the recipe for you. In a bowl, combine apples, pine nuts, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, spinach. You can even add feta cheese to the mix. You can consume this salad just before your main meal during dinner or have it for lunch.
Consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet.