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Fruit Reduces Diabetes Risk

People are always asking me if fruit is too high in sugar to eat, especially if you have diabetes. My answer: It is the perfect food! In fact, people who eat high levels of fruit have a lower incidence of Type 2 Diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, according to a recently published Harvard study.

Fruit is high in water and fiber, which help you feel full with fewer calories, and why fruit-eating is correlated with weighing less. Even though it contains simple sugars and carbohydrates, most fruits have a relatively low glycemic index, that is, when you eat it, your blood sugar raises only moderately, especially when compared with refined sugar or flour products.

Fruit is loaded with nutrients scientists believe protect people from major chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory diseases, and more. The potassium in fruit helps lower blood pressure and actually helps neutralize the blood pressure-raising affects of sodium.

Eating more fruits and vegetables – as high as 5 cups per day or more – is a habit which could help you stabilize and even reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Yes, it is possible!

And, the best part of fruit? It’s delicious! It’s easy to eat, to pack in your lunch box for the office or school, and it’s such a refreshing snack or dessert. What could be better?

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