Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Listen to your mother and eat your fruits and vegetables!

As if we needed further reasons to eat our fruits and vegetables, here is a study by a group from Tulane University investigating the effects of fruits, vegetables, and fruit juices on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (h/t Futurepundit).

Here is a quote from the study author Dr. Lydia Bazzano,

“Based on the results of our study, people who have risk factors for diabetes may find it helpful to fill up on leafy greens like lettuces, kale and spinach and whole fruits, like apples, bananas, oranges and watermelon rather than drink fruit juices, which deliver a big sugar load in a liquid form that gets absorbed rapidly.”

So eat more whole fruits and vegetables and cut down or stop drinking sugar-loaded fruit juices. Better yet, combine your fruits and vegetables with a fiber source for a longer lasting healthy meal. Does anyone know of a good fiber supplement? Check the link.

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