Watermelon Feto Mint Salad
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Recipe creator's comment: "A delicious refreshing summer salad. This salad is made with JUST 4 INGREDIENTS! The sweetness of watermelon pairs very well with the salty/ briny feta cheese, a perfect mix of sweet and savory. This salad recipe has no oil and takes few minutes to prepare.🍉"
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Watermelon is a refreshing summer fruit that contains plenty of natural sugar.🤤
While it is usually safe for people with diabetes to include watermelon in their diet, several factors determine the portion size and frequency of consumption.
When looking at the dietary effect of watermelon or any other food in people with diabetes, the glycemic index (GI) is an important indicator of how it may potentially alter blood glucose levels.
The GI is a measure of how quickly sugar from food enters the bloodstream. The faster this happens, the more likely it is that a person will have a blood sugar spike. The GI system allocates each food a score between 1 and 100. The higher the number, the greater the speed at which sugar enters the bloodstream.
Watermelon has a GI of around 76. Any food item with a GI of 70 or above has a high GI. People with diabetes should, therefore, carefully moderate their watermelon consumption. Additionally, people who have diabetes should try to eat watermelon alongside foods that are rich in healthful fats, fiber, and protein, such as nuts and seeds. This combination of nutrients can help people feel full for longer and reduce the effect of watermelon on blood glucose levels.
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- 5-6 cups chilled chopped-up watermelon pieces/cubes
- a handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼-½ cup crumbled feta cheese
1. In a big bowl, add chopped watermelon & mint.
2. Pour lemon juice over watermelon & mint.
3. Gently toss to combine.
4. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the salad and serve immediately.
5. Best enjoyed when chilled.
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