3. Dried Fruit

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Dried fruit may seem like a healthy snack, but it can be problematic for people with diabetes. Drying fruit removes most of its water content, which concentrates its natural sugars and calories. This means that dried fruit has more carbs and calories per serving than fresh fruit. For example, one cup of fresh grapes has about 27 grams of carbs and 104 calories, while one cup of raisins has about 115 grams of carbs and 434 calories.

Instead of dried fruit, eat fresh fruit that is low in carbs and high in water and fiber. Some examples are berries, melons, apples, pears and oranges. Fresh fruit can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can protect your cells from damage.