Fruit Juices in a Diabetic Diet Plan

While we have been able to have moderate amounts of fresh fruits along with meals and during exercise, we have steered clear of fresh fruit juices altogether since being diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. There are several reasons for this, first is that this was what we considered sage advice from every diabetes medical source we spoke with in the first few months as we learned the basics. Secondly, most prepared fruit juices have lots of sugar added to them although it may be concealed as 'HFC' which is in reality High Fructose Corn Syrup. This gives you no nutritional benefits at all and it exactly what you do not want as a diabetic. Thirdly, even pure fresh fruit juices (such as if you squeeze your own oranges for fresh juice, or make your own smoothies) are worse for diabetics than the fresh fruits themselves. Quite the opposite to the reasons why dried fruits are better than fresh fruits, fresh fruits juiced or fresh fruit smoothies mean you don't chew the fruit at all and the sugar in the fruit is readily available to hit you fast and in a huge quantity - which will likely overwhelm your system as a diabetic. Quite the opposite to including dried fruits as part of a balanced meal!

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