Whole Fruits, Vegetables, Fruit Juices

We may have trusted the faithful fruit juice which promises good health and offers great refreshment at the same time. But now as per a new research, fruit juice has been tied to modest rise in Diabetes. The fruit juice which stood by us for so long and promised good health and nutrients seem to pave way for diabetes risk to enter.

The research observed that having an additional three servings of whole fruit daily or one more serving of spinach, kale or similar leafy green vegetable was tied to a lower risk of developing diabetes which was found over an 18-year period among 71,346 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. However the research also found that there was only a very low risk of raise in diabetes risk, so we can heave a sigh of relief.

Dr. Lydia A. Bazzano of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans and her colleagues looked carefully at the data on the diets of Nurses’ Health Study participants which noticed that 4 529 of participants developed type 2 diabetes while being followed. The women were divided into groups on the basis of fruit, vegetable and fruit juice consumption.

It was noticed that an increase of three servings a day of whole fruit was linked with an 18 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas a single additional serving of leafy green vegetables decreased the risk by 9 percent.

Dr Lydia A. Bazzano, commented “This is not going to prevent it if you have many risk factors and you’re overweight, but it’s a prevention strategy.”

The reason suspected for the risk in diabetes due to fruit juice is due to the higher levels of sugar in the juice and leafy vegetables did not face the risk of sugar, thus they reduced the risk of diabetes. The Nurses’ Health center researchers also concluded that the high sugar load in fruit juice in the liquid form can be rapidly absorbed and thus increases the risk of Diabetes. However the diabetes risk still awaits if a person is overweight or follows an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.