A latest study conducted by a group of scientists have concluded that drinking fruit juice first thing in the morning could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to reports.
The researchers said that fruit juice do not have fibre and contain high amount of sugar, which could highten the chances of developing diabetes. The study also said diabetes patients should not replace high-sugar beverages with fruit juice, according Express.co.uk.
“Intake of fruit juices was positively associated with incidence of type 2 diabetes. The rapid delivery of a large sugar load, without many other components that are a part of whole fruits, may be an important mechanism by which fruit juices could contribute to the development of diabetes,” the study stated.
The researchers, however, added that eating whole fruits and leafy, green vegetables were noted as reducing the risk of developing diabetes. The study stated the reason as whole fruits and vegetables having a low energy density, and their richness in fibre and micronutrients.
The researchers also said that if one had to drink fruit juice then they should opt for only a small glass of fruit juice per day, according to reports. The study stated that when fruit juice is manufactured, it loses most of its fibre, which makes it easy to drink large quantities in one sitting.
“We know that too much of our sugar intake is coming from juices and smoothies, so it makes sense to cut down. The good news is that we are not eating enough fruit, so this is something you can eat more of,” the researchers said.
Some of the diabetes type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, unquenchable thirst, blurred vision and tiredness.
However, one can control the symptoms and the condition itself by making changes in our lifestyle, which includes regular exercising, weight loss and adapting a balanced and healthy diet.
Source: Economic Times