Researchers analyzed the eating habits of 187,000 Americans. They found eating whole fruits significantly reduced the risk of type-2 diabetes, while exclusive fruit juice consumption may slightly increase your risk. The fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals in fruit may all contribute to reduced risk. Commercial juicing often strips out these components, leaving sweet liquids that can elevate blood sugar and insulin levels. Blueberries, grapes, raisins, apples and pears were some of the best fruits.
PositiveTip: Swap out fruit juice for 3 daily servings of whole fruit.