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Drinking 100-per cent fruit juice safe, does not increase blood sugar level: study

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20 January 2018

Some experts have dismissed concerns around the consumption of fruit juices especially by diabetics, who are told that a sip may result in sugar spikes. Diabetes, a systemic disorder, is characterised by too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).

According to the latest study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science, consumption of 100-per cent fruit juice does not raise blood sugar levels.

According to the findings of the study, consumption of fruit juice had no significant link with the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and support a growing body of evidence that 100-per cent fruit juice has no significant effect on glycemic control.

In their study, the researchers conducted a comprehensive data analysis and quantitatively assessed the relationship between drinking 100 per cent juice and blood glucose control.

The systematic review included 18 randomised controlled trials (RCT) to assess the impact of 100-per cent juice from fruits, such as apple, berry, citrus, grape, and pomegranate. Fasting blood glucose and fasting blood insulin levels were used as biomarkers for diabetes risk.

According to experts, the findings were consistent with earlier research indicating that 100 per cent fruit juice is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and support a growing body of evidence, suggesting that 100-per cent fruit juice has no significant effect on glycemic control.

In Type 2 Diabetes, a metabolic disorder, the body is unable to respond to insulin. According to experts, the first line of defense for preventing and treating Type 2 Diabetes is following a healthy lifestyle and patients and at risk individuals are encouraged to eat right, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.





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