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Fruit For Diabetes – Is It Actually Safe To Eat?

If you are living with diabetes, you've probably been told to minimize or eliminate your intake of fruit because "fruit is high in sugar." And if this is the case, maybe you refrain from eating fruits because it causes your blood glucose to spike. Attracted by the smell, color and taste, you may find yourself asking a simple question: "Should I avoid fruit in the long-term? And if so, will I ever be able to eat fruit again?” It turns out that this ant-fruit message is a perfect example of pseudoscience at its best. A recent study published in PLOS medicine tracked the health of 512,891 Chinese men and women between the ages of 30 and 79 for an average of 7 years, in order to understand the effect that their diet had on their overall health (1). We like these types of studies because they are: For those who did not have diabetes at the beginning of the study, those who had a higher fruit consumption were 12% less likely to develop diabetes, compared with those who ate zero pieces of fruit per day. The researchers found a dose-response relationship, which means that the more frequently these nondiabetic individuals ate fruit, the lower the risk for developing diabetes. Amongst thos Continue reading >>

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  1. lthaus

    Good Fruit / Bad Fruit.

    What are your observations...
    I think I have no problem eating Green Granny Smith Apples.
    I'm not so sure about oranges at this time. I had some mandern
    oranges on my salad for lunch today.. I'll see in an hour or so.
    v.

  2. Lois

    I have never had a problem with the granny smith apples. Oranges are another thing. Eating an orange will throw my numbers to high. Because of that, I don't eat them or drink orange juice. There are plenty of fruits I love and apples are among them.
    How did it go with the mandarine oranges?

  3. cheryl

    I love granny smith apples too, I have had no problems with them, most fruit does not bother me and I do stay away from oranges for the most part, I will eat an orange if I am having a under 100 bg day. But I will not drink oj either makes me too high

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