Do oranges have a lot of sugar and how many can you eat in a day?
A lot of people with diabetes wonder if they can eat fruit and the answer is yes! Oranges and other fruits contain carbohydrates in the form of natural sugars, but they are loaded with other nutrients as well – fiber, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals. Oranges in particular are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. They also have no saturated fat, sodium, or cholesterol.
The number of oranges you can include each day will depend on your individual meal plan. To give you an idea of portion sizes, a small orange has about 15 grams of carbohydrate and 80 calories. Oranges and other fruit can make a great snack, dessert, or side dish. Fruit is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet – so be sure to work it into your meal plan in appropriate portion sizes.
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