Can the risk of diabetes be cut down by fresh fruit intake?

To an appreciable degree, one can say that Nigerians eat a lot of fruits especially when they are in season. One of the ways to know that a fruit is in season, asides the fact that it will be readily available, is the fact that many Nigerians can be found eating it. Now that’s a good practice. But then, is there any real benefit attached to such?

Certainly! A big fat yes!

Eating fresh fruits, asides many other benefits, helps to reduce the risk of diabetes. About 5 million people are currently living with diabetes in Nigeria. Therefore, knowing that eating fresh fruits reduces the risk of diabetes is good news.

Researchers have not only found out that consumption of fresh fruit is responsible for a lower incidence of diabetes, they have also found out that this practice has the full potential to ameliorate occurrence of complications in people with diabetes.

According to research, people who reported elevated consumption of fresh fruits had a lower associated risk of diabetes which corresponds to an estimated 0.2 per cent reduction in the absolute risk of diabetes over a period of 5 years.

For people living with diabetes, higher consumption of fresh fruit was associated with a lower risk of mortality following an absolute decrease in risk of 1.9 per cent over a period of 5 years, and with lower risks of microvascular and macrovascular complications.

So,what are you waiting for? Go grab a piece of fresh fruit right away as you now know its impact.

Quick question: Do you enjoy taking fresh fruits and why? Kindly answer and drop your comments in the section below.