Blood sugar problems like diabetes have been associated with the Standard American Diet (SAD) which is high in refined sugar, fat, and animal products while being low in fiber. Those that decide to opt for healthier eating may succumb to the juicing trend, the latest panacea. While juicing may be a great option for someone with absorption issues, for the average person it may actually increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. This could be because fluids pass through the stomach more quickly than whole food according to a new study published Thursday on bmj.com. Eating the whole fruits which are high in fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals is more beneficial than juicing and eating specific fruits in particular has been found to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study points out that it may be the heterogeneous composition of these fruits that make them more beneficial in avoiding type 2 diabetes.
Earlier studies have shown that consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes with this study showing that it is the whole fruit which must be eaten to obtain benefits. Substituting whole fruits for juice was beneficial in lowering risk except when substituting strawberries or cantaloupe. When three servings of juice per week were substituted with whole fruits, diabetes risk was lowered by seven percent.
Read the list to find out what fruits, if eaten three times a week, can significantly lower diabetes risk.