October 25, 2014
Fruits vs. Diabetes
Wellness Tip

Fruits vs. Diabetes

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

Blueberries, grapes, apples and certain other fruits may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, while fruit juice may have the opposite effect.

In a study of 187,000 nurses and other health professionals published in the British journal BMJ in September, those who ate at least three servings of these fruits per week were up to 26 percent less likely to develop diabetes than people who rarely ate them.

Blueberries appeared to be most protective, while fruits such as strawberries and oranges had no effect. Fruit juice, in contrast, was linked to significantly increased diabetes risk.