The 3 Fruits That Slash Your Diabetes Risk
If you are suffering from or have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, you may have been told not to eat fruit because it will cause your blood sugar to rise. There certainly are various conflicting views regarding what you should or should not eat if you have type 2 diabetes. Some recent research sheds some light on this question and can help resolve this issue once and for all.
New research published in the British Medical Journal indicated that people who ate a diet higher in whole fruits—particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples—had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The research team examined data from 187,382 subjects between the years 1984-2008 which encompassed three large observational studies. During this study period, 12,198 of the subjects developed type 2 diabetes. The researchers evaluated the fruit intake of the subjects and included overall fruit intake and the consumption of specific fruits like blueberries, bananas, apples, oranges, pears, peaches, and cantaloupe.