Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is link to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study involving more than 187,000 nurses and other professional caregivers conducted in the United States. People who ate at least two servings each week of whole fruits reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 23 percent compared to those who ate less than one serving a month. Those who drank one or more servings of fruit juice each day saw their risk of diabetes increase as much as 21 percent. This was reported by the BMJ.
Just think what can happen if you eat blueberries, strawberries, apples and pears every morning! Fresh fruits introduce fiber into our intestines which help stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce craving for sweet foods and help regulate bowel movements. The nutritional value from these super foods are beneficial to our health. Berries and grapes, for instance have compounds called anthocyanins which have been found to lower the risk of heart attacks. Strawberries are loaded with Vitamin C which supports the immune system and helps maintain healthy resilient skin. Apples and Pears are loaded with fiber and other phytonutrients that have cardiovascular benefits in lowering bad cholesterol. The old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” just might ring true.
When purchasing fruits always keep in mind that Organic really does matter!