Should fruit be part of a Diabetic meal plan? While fruit has vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it also has fructose. Scientists have known for years, fructose can be converted to glucose in the liver which then requires insulin to push it into the cells, a recent finding showed that fructose can stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas directly to produce insulin. While treatment of diabetes requires controlling sugar and insulin requirements, the author did not say people with diabetes should stop eating fruit. He did recommend limiting corn syrup and other sources of fructose as sweeteners which are contained in sweetened beverages and other processed foods. He felt fruit was OK, but the problem occurs when it is eaten in addition to the other sugars present in our diet. To read the full article, please Click HERE.
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