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