Most dietary recommendations for people with diabetes suggest eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Current nutrition guidelines recommend that people with diabetes consume 2–4 servings of fruit per day, which is the same as the general population.

Still, some people restrict the amount they eat because they are worried about the sugar content. However, studies show that when sugar is consumed in a whole fruit, it has a very little effect on blood sugar levels.

What’s more, fruit is high in fiber, which actually slows the digestion and absorption of sugar, improving overall blood sugar control.

The fiber in fruit can also reduce insulin resistance and may help protect against type 2 diabetes.

Fruits also contain polyphenols, which have been shown to improve blood sugar control.

Furthermore, eating more fruits and vegetables has been linked with lower levels of oxidative stress and inflammation in people with diabetes.

That being said, not all fruits are created equal. Some of them raise blood sugar more than others, and diabetics are encouraged to monitor their blood sugar levels after eating to figure out which foods they should limit.

Brief Summary:

Fruit does contain sugar, but its fiber and polyphenols may actually improve long-term blood sugar control and protect against type 2 diabetes.

Sources & References:
care.diabetesjournals.org
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ajcn.nutrition.org
jn.nutrition.org
nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com
www.healthline.com

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