In a longitudinal observation study researchers found eating more fruit, especially apples, blueberries and grapes, lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Each 3 additional servings of whole fruit reduced the diabetes risk by a significant 2%. However, the same amount of fruit juice actually raised the risk by 8%. Research is ongoing to determine the causes behind these findings.
PositiveTip: Eat more whole fruit, including apples, blueberries and grapes–especially if they are substitutes for unhealthy foods!