1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Tolerate Fruit/Veg Juices????

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by tom2pin, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. tom2pin

    tom2pin Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    28
    This may sound brain dead but has anyone found a way of tolerating fruit/veg juices??

    I'm aware that this is a fast hit of sugar without the fibre but just curious to see if anyone can tolerate these in moderation?

    Thanks
     
  2. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

    Messages:
    11,987
    Likes Received:
    15,293
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Not me I'm afraid!
    @Brunneria can tolerate some veg smoothie, I will let her advise you.
    With fur It is to do with the concentration of sugars and the rapid spike that we can't cope with. Myself, I have small pieces of fruit throughout the day, this helps me with some vital vitamins and gives me some fibre.
    I have always ate a lot of fruit.
    I eat a lot of berries with or without Greek yoghurt. Which usually doesn't trouble my blood levels. But I know how many to have at one time!

    Keep safe
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

    Messages:
    7,839
    Likes Received:
    4,783
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I bought a nutribullet just before diagnosis. I tried two or three smoothies, all caused huge spikes, far more than the same foods unpulverised.
     
  4. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Yes! But only after an extreme workout. I sometimes have 3oz of orange juice after leg day at the gym. Otherwise I have a difficult time making it home.

    stan efferding may sometimes give his clients small amounts of OJ strategically to increase metabolism, body temperature.

    I’ll spike if I have juice outside the golden hour
     
  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    20,944
    Likes Received:
    34,584
    Trophy Points:
    298
    You could try green smoothies.
    They contain all the veg and fruit pulp, so all the fibre.
    You can also adjust the recipe since you make it up yourself. The more veg and less fruit, the better.

    i haven’t had one for years, but when I did, my blood glucose was fine if I used spinach, courgette, avocado, half a small apple and a handful of berries. Around 80%veg, 20% fruit, and used water as the liquid (not fruit juice!). That would give a 2 or 3 portions, which I would refrigerate and drink within 24 hrs. Lemon jiuce helps prevent oxidation.

    you need a powerful blender though.
     
    #5 Brunneria, Sep 12, 2020 at 7:29 AM
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2020
  6. tom2pin

    tom2pin Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thanks for your replies. Good to know!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook