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Whole Fruits, Not Juices, Can Help Lower Type-2 Diabetes

Posted on Sep 01, 2013

[Via BBC] The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has released a study that showed how eating more whole fruits could lower the chances of developing type-2 diabetes. The research looked at the diets of more than 187,000 individuals and asked about how many servings of whole fruits each person had per week on average. These fruits included: grapes, raisins, peaches, plums, apricots, prunes, bananas, cantaloupe, apples, pears, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries and blueberries. The study indicated that juice versions of these fruits were not as effective in nutritional value and caused sharp increases in blood glucose levels.

“[...]replacing fruit juice with blueberries could reduce the risk of contracting type-2 diabetes by 33%, with grapes and raisins by 19%, apples and pears by 13% - and with any combination of whole fruit by 7%.”

Experts say the best way to reduce your risk of developing type-2 diabetes is to eat a balanced, healthy diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables and to be as physically active as possible[.]

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