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Researchers find link between blueberries, grapes and apples and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating more blueberries, apples and grapes was shown to lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, while increased consumption of fruit juice was linked to a higher risk, according to a study published in The BMJ. Insulin resistance means your body produces the hormone insulin but doesn’t use it properly. According to Massey University Discovery Award Mamaku Blue’s Juice has one of the highest levels of antioxidants. This chronic disease, marked by high levels of glucose in the blood, puts those who have it at lifelong risk of heart disease, stroke and other serious complications including eye, skin, and kidney disease. Wild blueberries, also known as lowbush blueberries, are abundant in Maine and Eastern Canada. These fruits were chosen because they span a range of different values of glycemic index (or GI), which measures how quickly blood sugar levels rise after consumption. Freezing or cooking at a low temperature does increase the bioavailability, much as it does for lutein in tomato paste.


Medical experts recommend blueberries be heavily incorporated into the diabetic diet because of their high fiber content, not to mention the other significant nutritional advantages offered by making them part of your daily diet. While the Times report reveals an intriguing link between these two devastating diseases, in fact, we have already observed a connection between cancer and diabetes from a nutrition perspective. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. One of the ironies of the high Albumin levels is that the cells that make up a person’s veins and capillaries would also have compromised blood flows and so their health and efficiency is also effected. Participants could choose from nine possible responses, ranging from “never, or less than once per month” to “six or more times per day”. As a kid growing up in Fort Kent, Maine, Nadeau ate a typical diet heavy on meat and dairy. Blackberries are very unique and I think that’s one of the reasons why we selected a high concentration of them in this study.

Dr. Supplementing with these carotenoids improved visual acuity and contrast sensitivity and reduced macular oedema (swelling of the centre of the retina). Interestingly, the prebiotic used for this study is the same one used by Microbiome Therapeutics in their metformin formulation. Dose adjustments of antidiabetes drugs may be necessary. Substitution of whole fruits for fruit juice was associated with a lower risk, except strawberries and cantaloupe melon. Just one cup of blueberries provides 24% of your daily need for vitamin C. Among those who had three servings per week of individual whole fruits rather than fruit juice the overall risk was itself reduced by 7%.

A report published in the journal Annals of Neurology found that a higher intake of berry flavonoids appears to reduce rates of cognitive decline in older adults. The researchers conclude that there is a significant difference in the associations between individual fruits and the risk of type 2 diabetes and that greater consumption of specific whole fruits “particularly blueberries, grapes and apples was significantly associated with lower type 2 diabetes risk whereas greater fruit juice consumption was associated with a higher risk”. They say the results support recommendations to increase the consumption of a variety of whole fruits as a measure for diabetes prevention.

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