Magazine article Nutrition Action Healthletter

Fruit 2, Juice 0

Magazine article Nutrition Action Healthletter

Fruit 2, Juice 0

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Eating whole fruit may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking fruit juice may raise the risk. And whole fruit curbs appetite better than juice. Researchers tracked roughly 150,000 female nurses and 36,000 male health professionals for 20 to 32 years. The risk of diabetes for those who said they drank fruit juice at least once a day was 21 percent higher than for those who drank juice less than once a week. In contrast, the risk for those who reported eating blueberries at least twice a week was 23 percent lower than for those who ate blueberries less than once a week. The risk was roughly 18 percent lower for those who ate grapes and raisins, apples and pears, or bananas two to four times a week.

Neither the glycemic index (a measure of how high foods boost blood sugar) nor any particular flavonoid (potentially beneficial plant compounds) explained the links to diabetes risk. …

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