• jayanthi jayanthi
    December 19, 2010
    Is coconut a good choice for diabetics?
    jayanthi jayanthi
    December 19, 2010

    Does anyone know if coconut is safe for diabetic patients? Is there a GI/GL number for it? Thanks!

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  • Anniston December 21, 2010
    Anniston
    December 21, 2010

    Jayanthi,

     

    Coconut is listed as having a low GI index (35), but as always you should talk with your doctor about your overall nutrition and get guidance for your specific situation and nutritional needs.

     

    You might also like to take a look at this post by HealthCentral expert Kara Bauer on coconut oil for diabetics.  She has great information about the nutritional value of coconut oil.

     

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