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Daily fruit consumption helps prevent diabetes

October 13, 2017

"Lumping fruit into the broad category of carbohydrates is confusing to us as consumers??”diabetic or not. Fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and perfectly filled with water that allows better absorption of their natural nutritive properties," says Tom Griesel.

The confusion with fruit eating by diabetics at any stage may have arisen because according to the Glycemic Index, some fruits, like bananas, considered by many "Nature's Perfect Food," are rated with a high glycemic index.

"Glycemic index is significantly altered by the type of food, its ripeness, processing, the length of storage, cooking methods, and its variety. Watermelon has a glycemic score of 100??”which is identical to heavily processed and nutrient poor white bread," says Dian Griesel, Ph.D.

The misconceptions for prediabetics and diabetics concerning fruit is two-fold: Since fruit is very high in both water and naturally occurring fiber, the digestion time of any naturally contained sugars is slowed significantly. "The natural water and fiber content of fruit actually causes a slow release of sugar into the bloodstream. This is quite unlike the instant sugar impact of no-fiber, high-chemical, heavily processed white bread that is also quite dehydrating," say the Griesels.

Source: www.turbocharged