How to Lose Weight Without Cutting Out the Fruit and Veggies
By keeping fruits and vegetables in your diet, you can help reduce the amount of sugar you eat and the amount you burn.
But if you’re trying to lose weight without losing muscle, fruit and vegetables aren’t the best thing to eat.
That’s because their high glycemic index, a combination of sugar and carbohydrates, increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The new study found that eating fruit and veggies every day and limiting carbohydrates, especially grains, helped people with diabetes control their blood sugar better.
It was also found that avoiding sugar-sweetened drinks increased the risk of diabetes, as did eating fruit at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“Our study suggests that fruit and vegetable consumption may be an effective strategy for managing diabetes in individuals with type 2 diabetics, and it may help prevent type 2 DM as well,” lead researcher Dr. Jia-Hong Yang, a professor of pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, wrote in a press release.
“This study is the first to show that fruit, whole grains, and vegetables are effective in promoting glucose control in diabetes.
These recommendations are promising for those with diabetes and may provide new insights for prevention efforts.”
The study is published in Diabetes Care.
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