Should Fruit be Avoided to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes?

In a previous post I talked about whether fruit should be avoided when avoiding sugar. A similar question often comes up regarding type 2 diabetes. Should you avoid fruit to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

Muraki et al. (2013) looked at 3 longitudinal studies and reported that whole fruit consumption especially blueberries, grapes, and apples was associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

In fact, it was greater fruit juice consumption which was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

This makes a lot of sense. Fruit are rich in fiber, the reason your blood sugar levels do not spike as fast and as high as with fruit juices.

I would stick with eating fruit, especially since they are very nutritious.

-Eat your fruit (worry free)

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