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star fruit is good or bad?
dear friends,

Recently i read an articale regarding star fruits. star fruits can help to lower the sugar level in the blood. i was thinking to eat star fruits to lower my sugar level. now my sugar is 9.4. but 6 months ago, i went for a treatment for kidney stone. 0.5mm, taken out safely and i am clear now. the articale also said that it,s not good for person with kidney problems.

so, i can eat star fruit or not??????? any idea?????  
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231441 tn?1333896366
Hi,

what do you mean 9.4?  Is that blood sugar fasting? Or after meals? or HA1C?

Different foods affect us all differently.  The only way to see if this fruit is ok for you is to eat some and test your blood sugar after to see if it has a bigger than usual or lesser than usual effect.

And remember moderation is the key.
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Star fruit is
    *  Low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
    * High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Copper, Pantothenic Acid and Potassium
Eat with other foods to slow the absorption of fructose [fruit sugar].

"star fruits can help to lower the sugar level in the blood"
Unproven and highly improbable considering all fruits raise glucose [blood sugar] to some degree, not lower them.

"it,s not good for person with kidney problems."
See for yourself http://tinyurl.com/kidneyproblems

Are you taking care of your pancreas?
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Have you eaten any star fruit?  I tried some - it tasted like strawberries that were on the turn. I wondered if I just got a bad fruit.  It does look pretty in a fruit salad. Hard to find in the grocery stores out my way - the greengrocer says there is a woman in the area who loves them and buys all of them when they come in. :)

This fruit has the same precautions as grapefruit - it can increase blood level of statins and such. So if you are on a medication that gives grapefruit warnings you would need to be careful of star fruit. And, you already mentioned the oxalic acid problem for kidney disease.
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