Cancer Diet and Fruit
Often times, cancer patients are told by their physicians to be careful how much fruit they consume, due to its sugar content and potential to spike the glucose, resulting in higher levels of insulin growth factor hormones.
According to Jennifer Murray, "Eating a low GL-diet does not mean giving up good-for-you foods such as fruits and vegetables".
Murray further reports:
"Even though many fruits have a moderate to high GL count due to their high sugar content, it’s unlikely that one would eat enough to spike blood sugar levels the way even small amounts of processed carbs will. There are many fruits that are very low in GL and have little impact on blood sugar."
"A low-GL value is considered 10 or less, and one 4-ounce serving of the following fruits all have a GL value of less than 10":
- Fresh apricots
- Fresh cherries
- Fresh watermelon