Eating fruits every day helps control diabetes

Recent research has shown that people who add more the intake of fresh fruits in their daily diets can have the lower risk of diabetes.

According to a study published in PLOS Medicine, although the benefits of diets including fruits and vegetables have been known, sugar levels in fruits have also raised fears about the risk associated with diabetes and vascular complications of this disease. Because the fruits provide people with water, sugar, fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, minerals, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which are very good for the body. A recent research has shown that people who add more the intake of fresh fruits in their daily diets can have the lower risk of diabetes.


It is reported that people who consume more fresh fruits had a lower risk of diabetes cmpared to other participants who did not eat fruits regularly. In addition, Huaidong Du from Oxford University and his colleagues conducted a research study including 500,000 people who participated in the Kadoorie Chinese Biology Bank for seven years, which pointed to new diabetes cases, documenting the occurrence of vascular disease and death in people with diabetes.

In addition, researchers found that those who eat more fresh fruits had a lower relative risk of diabetes compared to those who do not consume fresh fruits (adjusted odds ratio [aHR] was 0.88, CI 0.83-0.93), corresponding to a 0.2% reduction in the absolute risk of diabetes for 5 years.

Additionally, as for people with diabetes, consuming a large numer of fruits has been associated with a decreased risk of mortality (aHR 0.83, CI 95% 0.74-0.93 / 100g fruit per day) corresponding to a decrease of 1 9% absolute risk for 5 years and can reduce the risk of small blood vessels and large blood vessels.


In addition to the health benefits of using fresh fruits, Du and his colleagues emphasize the value of their findings in Asian countries where fruit consumption is generally restricted to people with diabetes. The main limitation of this observational study is that the effects of fruit consumption may be difficult to distinguish from effects from other participants' diets or behavioral traits.

If diabetic patients eat fruit right after lunch or dinner, they can increase blood sugar level. At least 2 hours after the new meal they can eat fruits, which will not suddenly increase the blood sugar of patients. The ideal time to eat fruit is in the morning, around 11am or in the evening at 5pm.

Notes on eating fruits as for people with diabetes:

- Not eat a certain fruit, should eat a range of fruits.

- Limit the intake of dry and canned fruits.

- Do not substitute fruits for main meal.

- Eat fruits up to 3 times a day.

By: Alan Smith

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