For a long time, physicians and nutritionists alike have been telling diabetic people not to eat fruit, or avoid eating certain kinds of fruit completely, as if fruit is as poisonous as the ominous black apple above. While I can agree that fruit is often an underestimated source of sugar, but the latest research says that it’s actually good for you, and here’s why.
Why People with Diabetes Should Eat Fruit
Fruit Actually Prevents Diabetes
Almost all fruits are naturally equipped by nature with flavanoids, which are compounds that can decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity. In fact, the study by Harvard University, Nurses’ Health Study, has come up with the conclusion that women in particular who consumed fruits rich in anthocyanins (the element that makes strawberries fiery red and blueberries gloriously blue) were much less at risk of getting type 2 diabetes than those who consumed fewer.
Fruit Takes Off Inches From Your Belly
When a team of Danish researchers compiled all the studies in Utah linking diabetes and obesity with fruit, they found that these studies indicate taking in more fruit helps you lose weight, decreases the risk of having uncontrolled weight gain or obesity, and the studies found that when you increase your fruit intake, your weight decreases in response. This is great news for those struggling to make those sexy jeans fit, right?
Fruit Improves Overall Health
We’ve always heard this since we were just kids. And the truth has not been changed even after so long, fruits have a very active role in improving our overall health. Eaten together with the might vegetable group, these wonderful fruit protects us against various diseases including stroke, depression, hypertension, heart disease, and cancers of the stomach and colon, all of which are closely linked with diabetes.
No matter if you have diabetes or not, integrating fruits regularly in your diet can help fend off this dreaded disease, or improve your current condition. I will be posting a guideline for those who want to go grocery shopping for a healthy and tasty diabetic diet plan. Check back soon! 🙂