Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies
The conclusion of the study revealed that there is a significant association between the consumption of certain fruits, particularly apples, grapes, and blueberries, and the decrease in risk of type 2 diabetes. While consuming fruit juices led to an increase risk.
This shows how sugar reacts much differently in our bodies when it is consumed from a whole food source rather than in its extracted and refined form. Sugar has such a bad name in the United States that people quickly blacklist fruits as well from their diets. We tend to ignore that when sugar is consumed in the form of a whole food there are so many other macromolecules and nutrients in perfect ratios involved in the process that our bodies use it much differently than when consuming refined forms of sugar.
Eat sugar, prevent diabetes. How is that for food for thought?