Consuming Specific Whole Fruits Is Associated with Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

This study found that:

  • Consuming specific whole fruits – especially blueberries, grapes, apples, and pears — is associated with lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This makes sense because different fruits have different glycaemic loads;
  • Fruit juice consumption is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Bottom line: fruit juice is not the same as its whole fruit counterpart. If you’re going to pick one, have the fruit, not the juice.

REFERENCE
Muraki I et al. Consuming Specific Whole Fruits Is Associated with Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes. BMJ 2013 Aug 29; 347:f5001

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