Should Diabetics Eat Fruit? (Surprising!)
Sugar is bad for everyone.
But if you have type 2 diabetes… it can literally kill you.
Avoiding sugary foods like candy and pastries—and carbs like bread and pasta—is obvious.
But what about fruit?
You might be surprised by what the science REALLY says.
If you have type 2 diabetes—or even prediabetes—you’ve been warned to stay away from all forms of sugar… including fruit.
It’s true that all forms of carbohydrates end up as sugar in your bloodstream… and fruit is no exception.
But does that mean fruit is on the no-no list?
The sugar in fruit is different from candy and soda and bread because it’s mostly water and fiber. Fiber makes the sugar enter your bloodstream more slowly, which prevents the dangerous spike in blood sugar levels.
That means it’s not BAD for diabetics.
But I’m going to go a step further and say that fruit is actually GOOD for diabetics.
Studies have shown that flavonoids found in many types of fruit lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
They’ve also shown that people who consumed more anthocyanins found in fruit (that’s the compound that gives berries their color) were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
There could be multiple reasons for this.
One is because many of these compounds have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. Another is because fruit has anti-obesity effects.
One study even found that specific fruits like berries, apples, and pears could be more important than vegetables for long-term weight loss. And other study confirmed that they’re more likely to help you lose weight than to cause you to gain it.
Various types of fruit also contain nutrients called phenolic compounds that help fight inflammation.
The bottom line is that various fruits are loaded with nutrients that promote health, help manage weight, fight inflammation, and improve insulin sensitivity—and it does all of this without causing dangerous spikes in your blood sugar levels.
So if you’re a diabetic—or trying to avoid becoming one—there’s no reason to feel guilty about eating nature’s health sweet treats.
P.S. Click here to discover another sweet treat that fights diabetes.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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