Fruits are good for your health as they are rich in fibre and contains all the essential nutrients. However, when you take these fruits and squeeze it into juice then you lose the essential nutrients.
Well, many of you might have the habit of drinking a glass of fruit juice for breakfast. But a recent research has come up with some startling fact that will blow your mind.
Scientists have found that drinking fruit juice can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Fruit juice lacks fibre and contains high sugar.
The researchers suggests that diabetes patients should not replace high-sugar beverages with fruit juice, in an attempt to cater toward their condition.
So how does fruit juice raise diabetes risk?
According to the scientists, intake of fruit juices was positively associated with incidence of type 2 diabetes. The rapid delivery of a large sugar load, without many other components that are a part of whole fruits, may be an important mechanism by which fruit juices could contribute to the development of diabetes.
However, on the other hand, eating whole fruit and leafy green vegetables is always the best option. It helps in reducing the risk of developing the condition. This is because they have a low energy density, and are rich in fibre and micronutrients.
The fibre from the fruits gets removed while it is being manufactured, which makes it easy to drink large quantities in one sitting. The researchers said it was a good idea to drink only one small glass of fruit juice a day.
The scientists said, "We know that too much of our sugar intake is coming from juices and smoothies, so it makes sense to cut down. The good news is that we are not eating enough fruit, so this is something you can eat more of."
So what are the symptoms of type-2 diabetes?
Majority of the people fail to understand the initial signs of type-2 diabetes. So if you are suffering from unquenchable thirst, feeling very tired, unexplained weight loss, and blurred vision then you need to check it out. As these could the signs that you are suffering from type-2 diabetes.
One of the worst part about diabetes is that, there is no total cure for the disease, preventing the symptoms is the only way out to control the disease from getting worse.
Bringing about a change in the lifestyle, losing weight, regular exercise and taking up a healthy balanced diet are a few of the major steps to control type-2 diabetes.
(With Agency Inputs)