Health & Lifestyle

Fruit Juice is Safe for Blood Sugar Levels

Intake of fruits in the meals is the healthy life style. In many parts of the world, the breakfast is having the juice jugs for consumption. There is myth that juice of fruits is not good for the diabetes. It contains the fructose and increases the glucose levels. The new research is consistent with earlier studies that found 100 percent fruit juice has no effect on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, or insulin resistance, and doesn't increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. To prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes is a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet and adequate exercise, and choosing 100 percent fruit juice can be a part of a healthy diet. A 4-oz. glass of 100 percent juice counts as one serving (1/2 cup) of fruit, and can help people add more produce to their diets.

A comprehensive data analysis quantitatively assessed the relationship between drinking 100 percent  juice and blood glucose control. Using fasting blood glucose and fasting blood insulin levels as biomarkers for diabetes risk, the systematic review and meta-analysis included 18 randomized controlled trials (RCT) to evaluate the impact of 100 percent  juice from fruits, such as apple, berry, citrus, grape, and pomegranate.

One hundred percent juice does not have a significant effect on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, or insulin resistance according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The findings are consistent with previous research indicating that 100% fruit juice is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and support a growing body of evidence that 100% fruit juice has no significant effect on glycemic control.


According to The American Diabetes Association, about 90% of the 29 million cases of diabetes in adults and children in the United States are considered Type 2. Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where the body is unable to respond to insulin. The first line of defense for preventing and treating Type 2 Diabetes is following a healthy lifestyle. Eating right, exercising regularly and staying at a healthy weight are encouraged.

 US Dietary Guidelines recommend consumption of a healthy eating pattern which includes fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy and a variety of protein foods. A 4-oz. glass of 100 percent juice counts as one serving (1/2 cup) of fruit, and can complement whole fruit to help individuals add more produce to their diets. The study entitled "100 per cent  Fruit juice and measures of glycemic control and insulin sensitivity: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials" is available online. It was conducted by Exponent, Inc. on behalf of the Juice Products Association.

Drinking fruit juice won't raise your blood sugar levels — as long as you drink 100 percent fruit juice, says a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science.

 

Chander Mohan

Krishi Jagran, New Delhi



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