100 Percent Fruit Juice Is Safe, Doesn't Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels, Says Study 

According to a latest study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science, drinking 100 per cent fruit juice does not raise blood sugar levels.

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
100 Percent Fruit Juice Is Safe, Doesn't Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels, Says Study
For the longest time, there has been a long standing debate surrounding fruit juices. Some experts have dismissed the idea of consuming fruit juices altogether, especially for diabetics a sit may result in sugar spikes. Diabetes is a group of disease, characterized by too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose) and is said to have serious implications. 
According to a latest study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science, drinking 100 per cent fruit juice does not raise blood sugar levels, and diabetics can heave a sigh of relief. 

The findings revealed that 100 percent fruit juice had no significant link with the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and support a growing body of evidence that 100% fruit juice has no significant effect on glycemic control. For the study the researchers examined a comprehensive data analysis and quantitatively assessed the relationship between drinking 100% juice and blood glucose control. 

The systematic review included 18 randomized controlled trials (RCT) to evaluate the impact of 100% juice from fruits, such as apple, berry, citrus, grape, and pomegranate. For the meta-analysis, fasting blood glucose and fasting blood insulin levels were used as biomarkers for diabetes risk. 

Type 2 diabetes is caused to  body's inability to respond to insulin- a hormone that plays a key role in metabolizing sugar. This impairment leads to unstable sugar levels in the body.  Experts suggest that  diabetes can be managed better with a  healthy lifestyle. Eating right, exercising regularly and maintaining healthy weight are something diabetics should always keep a track of. A 120 ml (approx.) glass of 100 percent juice counts as one serving (1/2 cup) of fruit. Experts also say that a whole fruit is always a better option. The fibre that comes in a whole fruit is beneficial in diabetes management. 

 

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................