It is well known that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is healthy for ordinary people, but many diabetics are afraid to eat fruit and worry about high sugar content. But a study by the University of Oxford in the UK suggests that eating fresh fruit, in addition to reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, is equally beneficial for diabetics, reducing their risk of complications from diabetes. The results are published in the American journal Public Library of Science Medicine.
The researchers tracked the fruit consumption habits of about 500000 people in 10 regions of China. Seven years later, more than 9500 diabetics were added to the survey. After taking into account age, sex, place of residence, socioeconomic status, height and body mass index, and a family history of diabetes, the researchers found that among those who had not had diabetes at the time of the survey, Those who ate fresh fruit had a significantly lower risk of diabetes than those who did not; those who ate fruit regularly had a significantly lower risk of death than those who did not eat fruit when the survey was launched. The risk of cardiovascular complications is also lower.
The researchers found that subjects who ate fresh fruit daily had a 12 percent lower risk of diabetes than those who ate less fruit. Diabetics who ate fresh fruit more than three times a week had a 17% lower risk of death and a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular complications.
The researchers believe that fresh fruit can prevent diabetes and its complications because it is rich in cellulose and vitamins. For diabetics, choose fruits with slower sugar levels, such as apples, oranges, pears, and berries, and avoid bananas, grapes, and tropical fruits.